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Avoid Villainizing Screen Time in Your Household

Reading Time: 4 minutes Technology is here to stay and will prove to be one of the most important tools in your child’s life. Parents must be careful not to villainize technology. By painting excessive screen time in a negative light or punishing your child for spending too much time on their device, this does not deter them away from using technology. Instead, this villainization eventually transfers to them in the form of guilt and shame.

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5 Tips to Treat Your Children's Dry Hands This Winter

Reading Time: 5 minutes If your children are suffering from dry hands that are itchy, red, and starting to crack then you need to take action right away to prevent them from getting any worse. Here are some tips to help you treat your children’s dry hands this Winter.

Excellent update from VCH - Low COVID-19 transmission in schools

Reading Time: 4 minutes Since schools reopened in September, VCH has not recorded a significant increase in COVID-19 cases among school-aged children relative to other groups. Those aged 5-17 years of age accounted for 6 per cent of VCH’s COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, despite representing 10 per cent of VCH’s population. Evidence shows children are less likely to get infected with COVID-19, and less likely to experience severe symptoms if infected.

BC restrictions extended until Feb 5, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes By order and direction of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), all events and social gatherings are suspended until Feb 5, 2021. Here are some ways to fill the time.

5 Helpful Steps and Tools to Care for Your Kids as They Navigate School During a Pandemic

Reading Time: 6 minutes The holidays are over, and we're back to the usual routine. Amidst the second wave of the pandemic, here are some tips and reminders from Dr. Salima Abdulla about how to stay in good health throughout the rest of the school year.

Helpful ways to help your family deal with injuries

Reading Time: 3 minutes Virtual care is revolutionizing Canadian health care. Virtual care, or telehealth, allows you to connect directly with health care providers, from the comfort of home. In the case of physiotherapists, we use video chat to support our patients. From sprained joints, concussions, to muscular strains, your virtual care physiotherapist can provide you the same excellent level of care over a digital platform as in-person. 

6 Reasons Your Child Might Need Physiotherapy That Is Commonly Missed
6 Reasons Your Child Might Need Physiotherapy That Is Commonly Missed

Reading Time: 8 minutes Physiotherapy for children, or pediatric physiotherapy, is not only for children with disabilities. They can help with a lot of physical health conditions faced by any child.

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9 Useful Back-to-School COVID Sleep Tips

Reading Time: 13 minutes All those fun summer days filled with sunshine, family activities, and late nights are quickly...

5 Helpful tips to Manage Nighttime Anxiety

Reading Time: 4 minutes “But I’m not tired!” “What about the monsters in the closet?” “I heard a noise...

5 reasons why parents need more sleep
5 reasons why parents need more sleep

Reading Time: 4 minutes With kids out of school in most of Canada, most parents find their days full...

Stay Strong
Staying strong while staying at home

Reading Time: 3 minutes Not having access to the gym can pose a problem for some, but Lavender says there are plenty of workout options at home using whatever you have around you to stay strong. But she cautions it’s important to create the right environment for home-based fitness.

Family Wellness
6 Useful Tips On How To Promote Family Wellness During School Closures

Reading Time: 7 minutes Let’s begin with an acknowledgment – these are strange times. Schools have been closed since...

3 Useful Mindfulness and Meditation Techniques To Help Your Child

Reading Time: 3 minutes With all the technology at our child’s fingertips, along with the fast-paced lifestyle that comes...

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12 sanity survival tips for family time at home

Reading Time: 8 minutes When talking online with a 5th-grade boy recently, he said: “My friends and I thought that...

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Disability Tax Credit Advice for Parents with Children with Learning Disabilities or ADD/ADHD

Reading Time: 7 minutes Do you have a child with a learning disability or ADD/ADHD? Is it putting an...

Corona Virus and your child - expert advice!

Reading Time: 4 minutes I have recently been fielding questions from parents about protecting their children from coronavirus, COVID-19. ...

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2020 Wellness Show

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Wellness Show, happening February 1 & 2 at The Vancouver Convention Centre, has the cure for the winter doldrums, both for kids and adults. 250+ exhibitors, and 100+ workshops, demonstrations, hands-on fun, and let’s not forget all the free samples! All for one low price, and under one roof. 

Fantastic Anti-Vaping Video

Reading Time: 2 minutes New research shows that 83% of youth (defined as those between the ages of 15...

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Occupational Therapy: Helping children learn to play

Reading Time: 8 minutes If you thought occupational therapy was just rehabilitation programs and exercises for adults in recovery...

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Reading Time: 2 minutes For some reason, getting kids to eat vegetables can be a challenge. Maybe it’s because...

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How to spot early signs of anxiety and depression in kids

Reading Time: 6 minutes Many kids will experience strong emotions of fear, sadness, worry, and loneliness from time to...

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Ten Tips for Helping You and Your Child with Back-To-School Anxiety

Reading Time: 6 minutes September is known as a very stressful month for parents and kids, so let’s make...

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The Myopia Epidemic

Reading Time: 8 minutes The chances are that when you were a kid, some well-meaning adult probably convinced you...

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All children can grow up cavity-free with good dental care

Reading Time: 7 minutes How cavities form Plaque begins growing on teeth as soon as they start to erupt...

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