I will never forget watching the transition happen with both of my children – that moment when I started to bring a spoonful of food to my own mouth, and they opened their mouths wide, too. A sure sign theses exclusively breast-fed babies were ready to start solids. What are the other signs and how
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I’m not sure who was more nervous for my daughter’s first period – her or me. Moms, it’s important for us to help our daughters feel comfortable with the change that their bodies will soon be going through. Having a conversation about what is normal and what can be expected during the menstrual cycle can
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If you have a fear of being induced, you are like many other expecting moms. Fortunately, after learning more about the process, many moms realize that it’s not as scary as they originally believed. Here is everything you need to know about how we induce labor and our number one tip to help you through
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Children don’t think they like vegetables. But a few smart strategies can turn young vegetable skeptics into eager eaters. When my daughter, Jane, was 18 months old or so, our family got into the habit of “toasting” with vegetables—raising, say, a tender roasted carrot slice to the middle of the dinner table instead of our
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Psychotherapist Liza Finlay shares five simple yet effective tips to help you get your kids to listen. Why won’t they listen? I hear this lament a lot. In fact, just recently, at a workshop I was leading, I asked the parents attending to name their beefs, and almost every one complained, “My kids just don’t
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Dorothy Robson and Sean Smith first noticed their three-year-old son, Sebastian, was hitting other kids when he was a year and a half. “At first, we would redirect him and say, ‘You can’t hit. This is a gentle touch,’” says Robson. “But as he gets older, we talk to him about it. We ask him
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Suspicious of that sniffly nose? Curious about that cough? Read on to decode some common allergic cues Wondering if your kid has allergies? Here are the common signs of allergies in kids. History of allergy in the family What it means: Along with eye colour and personality quirks, parents can pass on their predisposition to
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Calming the chaos of all those toys might be easier than you think—we asked an expert to share her tips. Tired of craft supplies on your kitchen table and action figures underfoot? Rebecca Simon of Toronto-based kids interior design firm Maison Ellie shares her tips for finally getting that playroom organized. 1. Purge and sort
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This may be uncomfortable to hear, but racism is ingrained in all of us. It’s no longer enough to teach kids not to “see colour”—in fact, it’s harmful. Here’s how to take action. You might hear the expression “anti-racist” and think, “Yes, I’m against racism; therefore, I’m anti-racist.” Many people think this, but “anti-racist” actually
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