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Parenting and Smoking

October 17, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting, Smoking | Tags:

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Parenting and Smoking

Parenting is hard; it takes a lot to be there emotionally and physically for your child. If you smoke, a common worry is that your child will eventually start smoking themselves. In fact, many parents choose to quit smoking for their children.

Even with great reasons to quit, such as the concern over your child’s future behavior and the desire to be healthy as they grow up, the fact remains that quitting smoking – on top all the other things you have to do – can feel daunting at best.

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Helping Your Child Stay Well in University or College

September 12, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Parenting young adults going to university and college

For many parents, seeing your child go off to post-secondary can be bitter sweet. It’s exciting! They’re entering a new phase of life and exploring their independence. On the other, hand your baby is leaving home for the first time; you’re hoping they’ll make the right decisions and have a meaningful taste of adulthood. + MORE

Helping Kids Ease Back into a New School Year

August 30, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Helping kids ease back into a new school year

Kids, teens and young adults are all transitioning back to school. For those starting pre-school through to high school this is an exciting time, but it can also cause stress and anxiety about what to expect from a new school year.

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Stress-Free Back-to-School Routines

August 23, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Back-to-School routines

The lazy, unstructured days of summer are almost gone. Routines can help families ease back into the more demanding schedules of the school year. Here are some helpful tips on how to make routines that work for your family and support your healthy lifestyle.

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How to Have Resilience Building Conversations with Your Teenager

July 12, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Parenting a teenager: conversations that build resilience

You may remember. Being a teenager is not easy. Teenagers are faced with new situations and challenges, and with those come new stresses.

How your teenager is affected by life situations, what they see online, or in TV shows isn’t always in your control. But you can help them build resilience – an important resource that will go a long way in helping them overcome negative experiences.

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