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Buying a Condo For Your Child
Sometimes the best part of my job is meeting really smart people. They’re planners. While I struggle to sign-up for parent teacher interviews in advance – meaning, I meet my kids’ respective teachers on Tuesday at 4pm, Wednesday at 3pm and then again on Wednesday at 7pm – these... Read more
More Calm, Less Chaos: Helping kids find balance in their day
You know if you’re not out the door in the next 5 minutes you’ll be late…again.  Your time is ticking and the more you rush them the slower they go. The dog is barking to be let out, you keep stepping in the sticky residue from the spilled orange... Read more
6 Steps To Better Relationships
“Relationships with others will be difficult until we have a good one with ourselves.” Ranbir Puar What is it that consistently makes us act inconsistently in our relationships?! For most people, relationships provide the most exhilarating, challenging, and high-growth opportunities of their lives. Some of us have wonderful relationships... Read more
Does My Child Have a Cavity?
Cavities can form on teeth when plaque and food are not brushed away. The food and bacteria-filled plaque form an acid that softens the enamel, eventually creating a hole. Cavities can form at any age… even babies can develop tooth decay.  So which signs should a parent look out... Read more
House Hunting With Kids
Growing up, my family relocated a few times – from Vancouver to Winnipeg and then back again – and, each time, my parents would take us house hunting with them. I loved it! I remember one house in particular that I fell in love with. I can’t tell you... Read more
How to find your SELF!
As we all know, it’s not easy to embark on a new goal.  By now, many a New Year’s Resolution has been dismissed and replaced by the old, cozy habit.   Why does this happen?  There’s a part of us that wants to grow and change.  But, on the... Read more
How to Make Brushing Teeth FUN!
Let’s face it, brushing your little ones teeth can be a challenge! They chew the toothbrush, close their mouth, cry and run away. When it’s time to brush, many children even kick and scream, making this a dreaded time of the bedtime routine.  No matter how exhausting this can... Read more
Making the Most of Your Parent Teacher Interviews!
You walk into your child’s classroom to meet with their teacher and are already feeling rushed because you had to race from work to attend this meeting.  Your thoughts are scattered but you still manage to have a brief, courteous chat with your child’s teacher.  She tells you that... Read more
Top 5 Reasons Your Child Should Know Their Math Facts
Your grade 4 child is busy studying because his teacher has asked her to memorize her multiplication tables…. Your grade 4 child has no factual recall of his multiplication tables and his teacher says it is neither required nor necessary… Which of these scenarios makes the most sense to... Read more
Understanding Hip Dysplasia
Sharaya Stanger, BKin, MPT Pediatric Physiotherapist with Kids Physio Group Vancouver One morning you think you hear a “clicking” sound while changing your baby’s diaper. Your suspicions are confirmed when your little one’s hip “clicks” again later that day during another changing. You think to yourself: Is this a... Read more