School Shootings

by December 17, 2012 Weekly

I was honored to do an interview with the Globe and Mail recently. The topic was what to tell young children after the brutal massacre of innocent school kids (The School shootings in Newtown just before Christmas) These tragic events stir up plenty of emotions. It is a test of our resillience. I am sure today […]

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by November 29, 2012 Weekly

  There are times when other bloggers contact me and ask me to share their resources. Here is a great example of a blog which was popular and relevant to parents who often wonder about the topic of “smothering” a child The link to the blog is: http://www.gonannies.com/blog/2012/how-to-protect-your-child-without-smothering-her/ Here is the start of the blog, […]

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Dishonesty when Vitamins are Promoted?

by November 12, 2012 Weekly

I am often astonished at how vitamins are promoted as “good” , when in fact there is often a story behind the story. Dr Mirkin, a respected and experienced doctor, skilled in communicating well and a former radio show hosts wrote this piece below (I could not have said it better!) The bottom line re vitamins? […]

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Does BPA cause obesity?

by November 9, 2012 Weekly

BPA and Obesity Q: I read not so long ago that BPA may cause childhood obesity. Can you tell me if that is true and what should I do to limit my child’s exposure to BPA? A: BPA is the abbreviation for Bisphenol A, a breakdown product of coatings that prevent metal corrosion in food […]

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Monthly Pediatric Column for the Herald

by June 14, 2012 Weekly

  This was my piece for the Calgary Herald on June 14, 2012 http://www.calgaryherald.com/story_print.html?id=6777546&sponsor=RockLake

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Weight Gain in Pregnancy

by June 11, 2012 Weekly

  How much weight should I gain during pregnancy and what does it mean to my baby’s future if I struggle to keep my weight under control when pregnant? I know it is wrong to “eat for two” but even so, I tend to gain weight easily during pregnancy. How much weight a woman gains […]

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by May 8, 2012 Weekly

Question: I have a 10 month old daughter.  I am wondering what your suggestion is for a natural, or organic sunscreen for babies?  I have searched a few reputable sites, and have a few products in mind.  However, I would like your opinion.  It is my plan to keep her out of the sun as […]

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Attachment Parenting

by May 2, 2012 Weekly

Attachment parenting (AP) refers to a specific style of parenting. It usually involves very intentional tools to connect and bond with a baby—such as skin-to-skin contact, co –sleeping, carrying the baby and responding to a baby’s cry immediately. Needless to say, attachment parenting will always be controversial. Pioneers in the area such as Dr William […]

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Holiday Weight Gain

by February 14, 2012 Weekly

Below is a piece published by Reuters Press, reminding us that eating is as important, and perhaps more important, as exercise Holiday weight gain affects active people too Fri, Feb 10 2012 By Kerry Grens NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Contrary to the belief that people who burn a lot of calories are less vulnerable […]

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iPhones at age ……

by November 2, 2011 Weekly

I was blessed to have been the first author on Children and the Media when the Canadian Pediatric Society published its first paper on children and media. There is only one problem….at that time  there were no smart phones. Now there are. It means a parent has a choice. Let you child as young as […]

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