Kids often express big feelings through art, which can offer parents insight into their experience of the pandemic. Here are some tips for nurturing their creative expression. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected children’s worlds in many ways. Due to closures and restrictions, they have experienced the loss of social engagement and the support of friends,
Every month, Netflix Canada adds family-friendly shows and movies for your kids to stream. Here’s what’s coming up in February 2021. Netflix Canada has announced which new TV shows and movies it will be adding to its lineup next month and of course that means, more options for kids! There’s a bunch of titles to
Are you curious about being more intentional and mindful about which gifts to give, how much to give, and what alternatives there are to the craziness that can surround holidays and birthdays? Here’s a quick framework on how we approach gifts in our home. 1. We provide them their needs (1:07) 2. Our kids save
Laila Anderson inspired us all in her battle against a rare blood disease. Now her fight continues and her story is being told like never before in documentary film. The Blues are starting a new season – and so is Laila. Watch the extended trailer!
These easy toddler activity ideas will keep kids busy long enough for you to actually finish your morning coffee. (Without any screen time!) Do your kids wake up and go straight to TV time or tablets in the morning? There’s nothing wrong with liberal amounts of screen-time (especially when we’re all home indefinitely and everything is
Because if we don’t laugh, we’ll cry—in front of our kids’ teachers, and all their classmates. Consider this your daily dose of pandemic self-preservation. We all hoped to leave the hot mess that was 2020 behind us and hang up our teacher hats in 2021—because, let’s be honest, teachers are saints and we’re. not. worthy.
A middle school teacher with four kids at home shares her hectic daily routine—and how parents can help their children’s teachers in even the smallest ways. On a typical day, Nadia Goode wakes up at 6 a.m. to get herself and her kids ready for school. Goode works for a middle school in Brampton, Ontario,
Dr. Sarah Garwood, a Washington University pediatrician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, discusses how to tell if your child has an eating disorder and what puts kids at risk for eating disorders. While doctors don’t know exactly what causes an eating disorder, different genetic and environmental factors contribute to an increased risk. Adolescence is the
Before COVID, Felien Torres Lyn’s sons would be out the door first thing in the morning. The family once relied on a daily schedule of specialized school and therapy for Brandon, 10, and Jakob, 13, who both have autism, and the boys thrived on the comfort of that routine. Now, it’s after 9 a.m. and
Problem Solving is a great skill for teens to learn. Jesse talks about how using SODAS Method helps teens make better decision.
Learning these terms now will help in your discussions about gender with your kids later. Here’s a breakdown of some key concepts. Whether you’ve been discussing gender with your children since they were in diapers, or you’re just starting now that they’re in school (it’s never too late!), understanding these terms will help your talks
What should you do if your child falls and breaks a tooth? In this video, you’ll get advice from Dr. Emily Hahn, a pediatric dentist with St. Louis Children’s Hospital, about how to handle a broken tooth. Find out what to do if it’s a toddler’s baby tooth or an older child’s permanent tooth. Also,
If any one parenting philosophy has your family paying a price of frustration, exhaustion or depletion – please consider it’s effects on your family holistically. The Present Play Membership (Doors Open October 15!): https://parentingjunkie.lpages.co/present-play-wait-list-page/ Are you an Attachment Parent? Here are the 7 B’s: http://www.theparentingjunkie.com/single-post/2016/04/06/Are-you-an-Attachment-Parent Self-Care: http://www.theparentingjunkie.com/single-post/2016/06/13/Are-you-taking-care-of-YOU-Here-are-some-ways-to-get-it-done FULL BLOG: http://www.theparentingjunkie.com/single-post/2017/09/25/When-Attachment-Parenting-Doesnt-Work-Is-the-Price-Too-High First off, let me say that
The first day of school is a mix of new experiences for most kids, but Phoenix Washington*’s introduction to kindergarten in suburban Massachusetts left them with an all-too-familiar feeling: the feeling of not belonging. From being asked to sit boy/girl/boy/girl on the carpet to gendered washroom choices, Phoenix (now 12) felt “just really tired of
I got my G1 learner’s licence for the third time when I was 48 and figured I had five years to overcome my fear of the road. But somehow it never felt like the right time to get behind the wheel—never mind take a test. The years ticked by. When I received notice that my
There are many different causes of fainting and many reasons why a child might faint. Not all of them are signs of serious health concerns. But when your child passes out, it can be one of the scariest experiences as a parent. In this video, Dr. Jennifer Silva, Pediatric Cardiologist, goes over what to do
It’s been a whirlwind few months for researchers working furiously on COVID vaccines, and for the frontline healthcare workers who were, in many places, first in line to suddenly receive them in the days just before Christmas. But there’s one group that has struggled with mixed messages and unclear guidance about COVID vaccine safety: anyone
Join the Play Pandemic Challenge → https://theparentingjunkie.com/challenge The Parenting Junkie ends time out and instead uses a peaceful parenting approach known as time in. This video will help you forget time out and practice time in parenting instead. Time in is a peaceful parenting alternative to a time out. This is not to be confused
Has your child ever complained about an irregular heartbeat? This is a complaint that many children have. Often, children use the phrase “irregular heartbeat” for many different reasons. They may feel like their heart is beating too fast, or they may feel like their heart is skipping beats. In this video, Dr. Jennifer Silva, Pediatric
Dr. Shefali on Imperfect Moms (Is she a “Better” Mom?) The Parenting Junkie interviews Dr. Shefali Tsabary, author of The Conscious Parent. Dr. Shefali Conscious Parenting has been a profound influence in my life and in my own mindful parenting journey. Dr. Shefali today talks about on being perfect moms, her biggest emotional triggers, mom