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The changing role of grandparents

Contents Providing child care Bringing up grandchildren Relationships with grandchildren after parents’ separation/divorce Sources of support and information for grandparents References Grandparents have always played an important role in family life, but over the last twenty years, many have had increased responsibility for their grandchildren due to changes and issues in families and society. The first major change is the… Read more →

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The 22 Best Moral Stories for Kids

The 22 Best Moral Stories for Kids

Teach your children valuable lessons with these fun and entertaining tales. Moral stories for kids are entertaining, but anecdotes that end with a lesson can help teach children how to be a good person. Get started teaching your children compassion, respect, integrity and responsibility with these 22 moral stories: The Hare and the Tortoise Recounting the road race between a… Read more →

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5 Little Behavior Problems You Shouldn’t Ignore

Interrupting When You’re Talking Why you shouldn’t ignore it: Your child may be incredibly excited to tell you something or ask a question, but allowing her to butt in to your conversations doesn’t teach her how to be considerate of others or occupy herself when you’re busy. “As a result, she’ll think that she’s entitled to other people’s attention and… Read more →

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How can I explain to my child how babies are born?

Little kids ask a lot of questions. Some are easy to answer. Others, not so much… Here’s how some parents handled one of the more challenging questions you’re likely to hear. Keep it simple “You might ask your child how she thinks it happens, and use that as your starting point. For example, if she thinks, as my son does,… Read more →

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How to Handle Head Injuries

If it feels like your child is constantly taking a tumble, you’re probably right. Falls are the leading cause of nonfatal injuries in kids of all ages, and they’re the number-one cause of head injuries in those under age 9, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Children under 4 are the most frequent victims of head… Read more →

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Healing children’s wounds

anaEvery parent’s heart sinks when her carefree kid comes home in tears with a banged-up knee or a nose gushing like Old Faithful. Although kissing it doesn’t always work, with the right information you can make it better. Read on for the latest facts to help heal your child’s scrapes, cuts, burns and bites. Myth: Use hydrogen peroxide to clean… Read more →

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8 Reasons Why Children Should Not Use Handheld Devices Frequently

A pediatric occupational therapist, Cris Rowan, hit the headlines last summer when she made a plea for a total ban of handheld devices for all children under the age of twelve! You can imagine the reactions. It really got parents worked up. Of course, Rowan made some very valid points but the real solution is to allow kids to use… Read more →

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Bullying Prevention

October is National Bullying Prevention Month! Schools and organizations across the county are encouraged to come together in an effort to educate on the impact of bullying and raise awareness for bullying prevention. Whether it’s wearing blue shirts on October 3, 2016 for “Blue Shirt Day” as promoted by www.stompoutbullying.org or wearing orange on October 19, 2016 for “Unity Day”… Read more →

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Small Wonders Children’s Center Students Graduate 2016

This was the second graduation ceremony for Jose Ferrer, who became manager of the Small Wonders Children’s Center in late 2014. She thanked the family members in attendance for their warm welcome. “It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be a part of your child’s growth,” Ferrer said. In keeping with an annual tradition for the center, Ferrer then reported on what… Read more →

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Get Your Kids to Eat Everything, the French Way

Ask my children what their favorite foods are, and the answer might surprise you. Seven-year-old Sophie loves beets and broccoli, leeks and lettuce, mussels and mackerel—in addition to the usual suspects, like hot dogs, pizza, and ice cream. Claire, her three-year-old sister, loves olives and red peppers, although her all-time favorite is creamed spinach. Living as we do in Vancouver,… Read more →

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