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A New Service for BC Families Comes to Campbell River

Posted: January 9th, 2012

Launched just recently in October 2011, Strongest Families BC is a new service for children with mild to moderate behaviour problems (ages 3-12). Strongest Families is delivered to parents and/or caregivers via telephone in the comfort and privacy of their own homes at times that are best for the...more

Are We There Yet?

Posted: July 13th, 2012

It’s the refrain of summer journeys everywhere: “Are we there yet?” or if you happen to be at home, it might sound more like: “I’m bored…..!” Wondering how to respond? Try some of these easy tips for summer math learning. · View road trips as a mobile classroom. Turn “Are we there yet?” into a...more

Attachment in Childcare: Feeling at Home

Posted: March 15th, 2012

Childcare is often times a secondary home to many children in our society. Families come to rely heavily on this service to meet their children’s day-to-day needs in a variety of ways including socialization. Even families who do not rely on childcare seek social opportunities for their preschool...more

Autism Outreach Parent/Caregiver Workshop

Posted: August 19th, 2012

The Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD) is hosting an Autism Outreach Parent/Caregiver Workshop in Campbell River on December 13-14, 2012: Royal Canadian Legion: 301-11th Avenue. The Parent/Caregiver Workshops are part of the second phase of the Autism Outreach Program and will...more

Books For Babes

Posted: January 16th, 2012

Our first experiences have a lasting impression and influence how we respond and feel about all things in our lives. If we identify something we are afraid of, for instance, and trace it back to our earliest memory of it, there is a good chance we had a negative experience with it. That is why it...more

Boys are Made of Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dogs Tails...

Posted: October 11th, 2011

Across the decades, parents have been caught up in zeitgeists which sometimes prescribe: “boys will be boys” and at other times dismiss gender differences entirely. Louann Brizendine’s The Male Brain looks at boys through a brain development perspective and pushes us to consider the idea that we...more

CHILDREN AND TEMPER TANTRUMS

Posted: May 11th, 2011

Why do young children have temper tantrums? Why do they act out? Are they trying to manipulate you or run the household? There are many reasons why children act out, but it is not because they want to be rotten!A young child communicates through behaviour. He is trying to tell you something...more

Children’s Health Fair

Posted: February 20th, 2013

We are proud to once again present the Ready-Set Go Children’s Health Fair, Friday March 15, 10 – 2 @ Robron Centre, where community organizations will be available to provide parents of tots and preschoolers with information on safety, health, literacy awareness, recreation and a variety of...more

Could Today’s Fast-paced TV Put Your Child’s Brain at Risk?

Posted: February 27th, 2012

Don’t many of us suspect that TV and video games are bad for young children? We might, but research shows that children under the age of five typically watch more than four hours of TV a day. Not only that, today’s children begin their TV viewing at 4 months, rather than four years as it did in...more

Curbing Consumerism in Childhood

Posted: February 17th, 2012

Spring Cleaning. It always reminds me that I have survived another gluttonous gift getting season by way of taking stock of what is now unloved, discarded and un-needed in order to de-clutter and simplify. It is easy to buy into manufactures claims of quality in their products when combined with...more
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