Experts in child development and infectious disease help parents make informed decisions about Halloween and provide tips for communicating with children effectively.
Seeking help for their own distress, creating a warm and cohesive family environment and focusing on some of the silver linings may help parents safeguard their children’s mental health.
Grief encompasses our emotional responses to change and loss, and children’s grief might be expressed in what psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross described as the five common stages of grief.
With a complex language, like English, learning to sound out words is critical but not enough for learning how to read.
Early experiences sharing and developing positive connections, language and communication set the stage for home reading to start children on the path to literacy.
Children’s needs change as they grow and develop, so parents should attune themselves to talking to their children in age-appropriate ways that demonstrate ongoing care.
The evidence is clear that newborn babies do better when they ‘room-in’ with their opioid-dependent mothers. So why are hospitals across Canada so slow to provide this recognized standard of care?
The psychological health of migrant children will be deeply impacted by their flight from gang violence, and the experience of crowded unhygienic conditions and tear gas at the U.S. border.