Families, Parenting and Children

Published on Fri, 12/19/2008 by Public Health Agency of Canada

No cough and cold medication for children under six

No cough and cold medication for children under six

Dr. David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada

As you might have already heard, the Government of Canada has recently announced a plan to re-label many common over-the-counter cough and cold medications for children. Under the new guidelines, parents and caregivers should no longer be giving cough and cold medications with particular ingredients to children under the age of six. For a list of the ingredients to look for, please visit the Health Canada website at: http://www.healthcanada.gc.ca/coughandcold

Published on Wed, 12/03/2008 by LeapFrog Canada

HOLIDAY SHOPPING – MAKING THE RIGHT INVESTMENT

HOLIDAY SHOPPING – MAKING THE RIGHT INVESTMENT

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By Gord Terry

History shows that in an uncertain economy, parents may resist purchases for themselves, but put a priority on getting the kids something nice. With the holiday season right around the corner, parents everywhere want to make sure they delight their children while investing in something with lasting value. By carefully considering purchases in this lean economy, parents can make an investment that will last beyond Christmas.

LeapFrog's five tips for buying children's toys in our tight economy are:

Published on Wed, 11/05/2008 by Dove Self Esteem Fund

33. Ask Lisa: How to help your daughter navigate social cliques

33. Ask Lisa: How to help your daughter navigate social cliques

My daughter seems to have a love-hate relationship with cliques. She wants to be in the popular crowd but she acts like she loathes them at the same time. I am not sure how to help.

Published on Wed, 11/05/2008 by Dove Self Esteem Fund

34. Ask Lisa: Healthy New Year's resolutions for kids

34. Ask Lisa: Healthy New Year's resolutions for kids

I love making New Year's resolutions. Is there anything wrong with getting my kids started on this tradition?

If New Year's resolutions are a tradition you value then it is a great opportunity to explore goal setting and have your children experience the self-esteem boosting aspects of achieving something important to them.

Here are some ideas to get started:

- Explain that a resolution is a promise to one's self and therefore the resolution should be something that is truly important to your child, not something she thinks someone else wants her to do.

Published on Wed, 11/05/2008 by Dove Self Esteem Fund

35. Ask Lisa: How moms can help daughters with low self-esteem

35. Ask Lisa: How moms can help daughters with low self-esteem

My daughter is constantly being criticized for being too nice. How can I encourage her to continue to be the wonderful person she is and not be tempted to change? Her self-esteem is low because of this reaction of her peers.

Being nice is admirable and certainly more desirable than your child being mean or apathetic about others needs. However, if her peers are giving her a hard time, it makes me wonder what else is going on.

Published on Wed, 11/05/2008 by Dove Self Esteem Fund

36. Ask Lisa: How moms can build the self-esteem of their daughters

36. Ask Lisa: How moms can build the self-esteem of their daughters

What are some easy ways to contribute to building the self-esteem of girls and women in my life?

This question provides me with a great opportunity to tell you about a fun and meaningful contest. It is a whole new kind of beauty contest!

The Dove Self-Esteem Fund is challenging Canadians to pay beauty forward and submit an idea on how they would use $500 to positively affect the lives of women and girls they care about. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and I are among the judging panel that will choose 100 winners to each receive $500 to carry out their plan.

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