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Policymakers need to better consider the needs of all children to ensure that children with disabilities are not left out. (Shutterstock)

Inclusive child care must support children with disabilities

As federal and provincial governments bring in measures to make child care more affordable, the voices and needs of children with disabilities must not be ignored.
Hurting a sibling is not the same thing as healthy rivalry. Glasshouse Images/The Image Bank via Getty Images

Sibling aggression and abuse go beyond rivalry – bullying within a family can have lifelong repercussions

All brothers and sisters have tensions or disagreements from time to time as they jockey for position in the family. But when one sibling victimizes another, there can be serious and ongoing harms.
Regular exercise and heathy diets, including low consumption of processed foods, are important to prevent diabetes. Pexels/Gustavo Fring

More Indonesian children are living with diabetes – so what can we do to prevent it?

For parents, encouraging healthy family diets for children from the time they are babies is one way to keep children’s blood sugar levels in check. The Indonesian government can do more to help too.
Investing in non-profit programs that provide culturally-relevant education is important to children and families.

‘Child care’ or education? Words matter in how we envision living well with children

Early childhood education isn’t about warehousing children so adults can go to work. There is an ethical imperative to support a paradigm shift in how our society values educating young children.
Talking for Change is a government-funded national program that aims to prevent child sexual abuse. It provides an anonymous national helpline and treatment options for anyone concerned about their attraction to children. (Shutterstock)

To prevent child sexual abuse, we need to change our thinking — and stop exploitation before it happens

There is a dire need to prevent child sexual abuse in Canada. It is critical to intervene early, and provide those at risk for offending with support through an anonymous helpline, as well as therapy.
Parents need practical strategies to balance the health risks and stressors of kids getting sick as we trudge through the virulent flu, RSV and COVID-19 winter season. (Pexels)

Fears about RSV, flu and winter viruses can cause parental stress. Try these 4 expert tips to balance mental wellness and health risks

Evidence-based tools for dialectical behaviour therapy can help us manage family stressors during the virulent respiratory virus season.

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