Showing posts from November, 2022

Holiday Activities & Ideas For You And Your Family

November was a great month, besides the amount of sickness we had floating around. We had taken this opportunity to ensure every child understands the importance of hand washing, personal space, and cover up when coughing or sneezing.  We found this neat hand washing timer on Amazon that can be really helpful to teach kids how long to wash for, it can also be used for brushing teeth. Get yours  here .  December is a month filled with memory making and we plan on making the most of it. We have a very filled schedule of activities to ensure the kids are enjoying everything the holidays have to offer. Here are a few helpful articles to get you motivated! Christmas Activities To Keep The Kids Busy 7 Advent Traditions For Your Family Here Is What You Can Do To Beat The Holiday Stress The cold weather is coming so remember to bundle up and have an emergency kit handy in your car in case of traffic or accidents.  What to pack in an emergency kit: Water First Aid Kit Snacks Blankets Flashlight

Medical Doctor Shares 10 ‘911’ Tips to Protect Kids from the Dangers of Social Media

The latest smartphones, laptops and tablets are popular holiday presents, but these gifts can turn children into addicts without proper precautions. For the first time, Brian Boxer Wachler, MD, a prominent Beverly Hills medical specialist, reveals his own social media addiction, and because of his “in-the-trenches” experience, offers 10 “911” tips to protect kids (and adults) from the dangers of the virtual world of social media.     In his explosive new book,  Influenced: The Impact of Social Media on Our Perception   (Rowman and Littlefield; ISBN-13: 9781538164198; Hardcover), Dr. Boxer Wachler, aka “Dr. Brian,” confesses that he was so ensconced in the deep, dark, depths of all things digital, as a spouse and parent, he missed out on significant experiences and events with his family that could never be recaptured.   "When it comes to our kids,” attests Dr. Boxer Wachler, “social media can make them as ill as cigarettes and can be even be as dangerous as using a gun! Social med

Tips For Easy Winters With Toddlers & 9 Tips to Foster 'Happy' not 'Havoc' this Holiday Season

Winter is in full swing here in the Okanagan! The kids are getting excited for the holidays and the gorgeous snow falling from the sky. Parents have so much to do in the mornings before they start their days it is always a good idea to prepare to make mornings with toddlers easier. Here are 5 tips to help you make it all easier: 1. Get two sets of winter gear. Have a bag of snow gear for home and a bag that gets left at daycare. You can get used  sets from the second hand store and hand me downs for free if you ask around.  Gear should include: Mittens Toque Snow pants Jacket  Boots You should already have a change of clothes at daycare in case of accidents so don’t worry about packing that in your winter gear bag.  2. Check the weather the night before. To know if you will need to get up early to warm up your car, clear it of snow and shovel the walk. 3. Adjust your sleeping and waking schedule accordingly. Whether you have to go to bed a bit earlier to get up earlier in the mornin