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5 Essential Steps to Build Your Child’s Confidence

January 27, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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5 Essential Steps to Build Your Child’s Confidence

We all want the best for our children, which includes positive self-esteem and confidence. When children see themselves in a positive light and feel good about their abilities, they are more prepared for situations they’ll face in the real world. The conversations and early interactions you have with kids help foster their confidence. If your child is confident, he’s more likely to be assertive, positive, engaged, enthusiastic and persistent. While each child is different, here are some things you can do to help:

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Breastfeeding at Work

October 21, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Breastfeeding at Work

This year, I went back to work when my son was eight months old. I knew about the immense health benefits and importance of breastfeeding and I value the special relationship that we have over breastfeeding. While I was nervous about going back to work, I knew that it didn’t need to change our breastfeeding relationship.

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Introducing Solids to your Baby: A Look at Baby-led Weaning

October 13, 2015 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Introducing Solids to your Baby: A Look at Baby-led Weaning

A couple of months after I had my baby (and came out of the initial fog), I decided to rejoin society and started going to drop-in parent and baby groups. They were great for socializing and learning about different ways of doing everything baby. This is where I first heard about baby-led weaning. As with most topics, different opinions flew fast and furious about how best to feed your baby. With that in mind, this post aims to provide information on baby-led weaning and help guide you in feeding approaches.

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Your Guide to the Second Trimester of Pregnancy

September 23, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Your Guide to the Second Trimester of Pregnancy

In the second trimester of pregnancy (15-27 weeks), you will likely leave your morning sickness behind and welcome your energy back.

During this exciting time your baby is growing rapidly. From physical changes to getting the chance to see your baby for the first time, here’s an overview of what to expect during the second trimester.

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The Ultimate Back-to-School Guide for Parents

August 19, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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The Ultimate Back-to-School Guide for Parents

Family households across British Columbia have started stirring with the back-to-school buzz. The alarm clocks that need setting, lunches that need packing, buses that need catching...In the midst of all this hustle and bustle, stay calm with a little planning and organization. Follow our top tips to make the transition from summer to school a breeze:

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