Two years old – the time when your sweet angelic baby morphs into a defiant wild animal! Most parents ask me whether their child’s behaviour is the normal “terrible twos” or if they are dealing with something more extreme.
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OK Healthy Moms, Daylight Savings Time will soon be upon us! We have some good news, and some bad news. The bad news is that it’s going to start getting dark at 4:30pm in the next little while – there’s just nothing we can do about that. The good news is that the interruption in your little one’s sleep, thanks to daylight savings, doesn’t have to last for long!
The BabyTime Show is coming up and this year, Healthy Moms can enjoy a dedicated area for health and wellness vendors, as well as organic/eco-friendly products and healthy food options for your growing family. The Healthy Moms Toronto Marketplace will showcase some of your favourite participating businesses in the Healthy Moms Discount Card, and guess what? Many of the exhibitors will be offering specials and extra discounts for cardholders! Here are the companies giving you a little extra something when you show your card at the show:
Like many families in 2017, our lives are in constant movement from waking up, rushing to school and drop off, leaving younger siblings with childcare, and rushing off to work and appointments. Once we catch our breath we realize it is time to rush home for pickup and start dinner, only to hurry to bed and repeat. I realized when our care provider was sick and we had no family in Toronto that I couldn't take time off work for a host of reasons. I'm sure we can all relate to a boss who doesn't quite get it, financial responsibilities, and the consistency for the whole family. Simply, I wanted and needed to work.
There’s been a lot of discussion in the media recently about how much independence is appropriate for kids, and at what age. From helicopter parents to free-range parents, and every degree in between, Canadians are grappling with the lack of hard-and-fast guidelines. While I don’t have a magic answer to the question “How much?” or “How soon?” I do want to offer you a new question that might help you arrive at your own answers. I think the real question is “What’s your end goal, as a parent?”