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Child getting braces

Bracing yourself for bracing your kids

As an orthodontist, I often come across two types of parents: one who assumes their kid’s experience will be the same as theirs and another type of parent who doesn’t have the experience or knowledge they need to get the process started. No matter where you stand, I hope to ease your questions and concerns…

Kid's cluttered room

Reclaim Your House After Kids Go Back To School

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — time to send the kids back to school and reclaim your household!  After a summer of camps and goofing around inside, your house may need a little tough love to get back into shape for the fall. Research shows that the average North American home has…

School sign to warn drivers

Aggressive driving in school zones is putting kids in danger!

New school zone survey shows more parents driving aggressively in school zones – honking, swearing and stressing out— is putting kids in danger BCAA asks parents to make a ‘new school year’ resolution to improve driving habits  Burnaby, BC, September 5, 2017 – BCAA’s second annual School Zone Safety survey shows that driving in school zones…

Resource Guide 2017 Cover

Family Resource Guide

Looking for places to go, people to see, party places? Be sure to check out our comprehensive guide to Family Fun, Birthday Parties, Home, Education, Classes and Programs, Summer Camps and Family Health! All the contacts a BC parent needs to know for 2017. Read the issue here!

exercising

Connection Between Exercising and Education

Move More to Learn More: The Connection between exercising and education As parents, we’re all well aware that the mind and body are undeniably linked. Any new mother who has endured a sleepless night thanks to her newborn may have issues instantly recalling her breakfast from the previous day or that upcoming doctor’s appointment next Friday.…

Healthy Eater

5 Ways to Raise a Healthy & Adventurous Eater

5 Ways to Raise a Healthy & Adventurous Eater Raising an adventurous eater is all about instilling healthy eating habits and a spirit of curiosity and exploration in your child at an early age. Adventurous eaters typically have an open mind and are willing to try new things. Here are five tips for parents on…

sleep

Are you Suffering from sleep deprivation?

How to get a child to sleep more is often one of new parent’s biggest challenges and point of confusion. Sleep deprivation can also be a serious health issue for parents. To get some help we asked Laura Rosin, Sleep Consultant from WeeSleep, to answer our top questions based on a Facebook Poll. Is there…

BC Parent Spring 2017

Spring Issue 2017

Click here to read now! Spring is in the air, and we’re so relieved to have some sun and say good-bye to snow. With Spring also comes time for a fresh start and time to plan 2017. In this issue, we’ve highlighted a couple of changes that may be critical to your child, both in…

Montessori

Montessori then and now: still ahead the curve in education

Our ever-changing world impacts us in many ways; even in the way, our kids are taught at schools. In recent years, the BC government has been rolling out changes to the education curriculum, which has meant big differences to the way our children are taught in schools. There are several key changes that the BC…

Electronic

How to balance electronics and nature?

So many parents today complain that their kids are always inside and plugged into their electronics, and never play outside with their friends like we used to when we were growing up. They are worried their young children are addicted to their Ipad and cell phone and wonder what to do. They have every right…