Health & Wellness

How to Manage Temper Tantrums
 What Is a Temper Tantrum? Most toddlers have tantrums at some point, but some kids are more “strong-willed” than others and may be more likely to scream and throw themselves on the floor to try to get their way. Temper tantrums among children in their “terrible twos” are common and... More »
Healthy Sleep
Sleep is a reversible state, where you have reduced responsiveness to your environment and minimal movement. Sleep is as essential to our well-being as food and water. We cannot survive without sleep.Did you know:All growth in children occurs during sleep. Growth hormone is released from the... More »
Sleep Checkup Guide
If you have problems getting your baby, child or teenager to sleep at night, you're not alone...Better Sleep for Your Baby & Child by Dr. Shelly K. Weiss and The Hospital for Sick Children offer a sleep check up guide for your child.For you and your child, a more important question than “How... More »
How Do I Learn Baby Signing?
Speech-language pathologists and development specialists recommend four basic strategies that will help parents and caregivers enhance language development, spoken or signed: • Emphasize key words, especially nouns and verbs. • Repeat key words and signs often. • Slow down your speech. •... More »
Top 5 Baby Signing Tips
Whether it is a newborn’s cry to be fed or a toddler’s tantrum on a grocery store floor, these behaviors are motivated by a desire to connect with another human being. Our ability to communicate puts us in touch with others and allows us to have an effect on our environment. Communication in any... More »
Gluten-Free Mixed Vegetables in Spicy Peanut Sauce
Here’s one way to get kids to eat their vegetables, so long as they don’t have peanut allergies — cook them in a spicy sauce made from peanut butter and add a garnish of chopped roasted peanuts. All you need to add is some steaming rice or brown rice noodles. More »
Creating a First Aid Kit
Creating a First Aid Kit Warmer weather means more family activities. More activities means more chances of spills, cuts, and tumbles.A first aid kit is extremely convenient for treating emergency injuries. You can buy kits at your local drugstore or customize your own. You can take your kit to the... More »
Cooking for Kids with Diabetes
When children are young, many families eat simple, child-friendly foods. The recipes in Canada's / America's Best Cookbook for Kids with Diabetes by Colleen Bartley, have been taste-tested by children and teens, as well as by their parents, relatives and friends.The dishes are tasty, nutritious and... More »
Kids and Celiac Disease
Just for Kids • It is important that young people who suffer from celiac disease feel part of the group and not different. All decisions should be made keeping this in mind, while ensuring the diet is strictly followed.• Teach! Teach! Teach! Don’t make decisions for even the youngest child. Every... More »
Thai Fish en Papillote (kid-fav)
We invite you to eat better, to get into the kitchen and teach your kids about food and cooking, and to nourish your entire family with delicious and healthy meals... More »
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