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10 SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS THAT EVERY CHILD NEEDS THEIR PARENTS TO KNOW TO BOOST THIER CHILD'S BRAIN POWER:

Posted: April 27th, 2011

Interaction:  Spend time watching me and responding to my cues.  It tells me I'm important and special to you.Loving Touch: Cradle me, hold me.  Give me lots of hugs.  It keeps me calm and comforts me, and gives me courage to move on.Stable Relationships: I need someone special to be there when I...more

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

Active Play for Families

Posted: January 30th, 2012

A fundamental part of raising a happy and healthy family is to provide active opportunities for children and youth. The benefits of activity are endless and encouraging everyday fitness and activity for your children will set the foundation for an active life through adulthood and this is an...more

All-Weather Family Place

Posted: June 12th, 2013

Set aside a little time to enjoy and explore our wonderful outdoors! You might be surprised by the delights of caterpillars, a trail of rocks, a bridge to the duck blind, sticks on the beach, . . . Rain or shine join us in nature's classroom around the Dick Murphy playground, Tyee Spit on...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

Beyond Books: The Power of Literacy

Posted: January 26th, 2012

My second son has never shown the interest in books and reading that my first did, so until now, I never had to consider the depths of literacy really. With a first-born who was drinking in language and all things wordy since toddlerhood, and grew to be an avid novel reader by age 8, I was...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
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