Health

Back-to-School Safety Measures

Parents have the choice to send their children back to school on a gradual and part-time basis, beginning on June 1. Here, according to...

Papa’s Privacy Policy

Doesn’t have to be “Papa’s,” of course. Please replace that with whichever guardianship title suits you. I just like alliteration.Also, I’m not a lawyer....

Healthy Food Super Fast

Having the kids home from school for the past few months has had its ups and downs. While it’s nice to take a mid-afternoon...

Keep ’Em Active…

The National Ballet of Canada’s Ballet Fun for Kids gives access to fun projects and resources designed to bring the beauty of dance and...

Getting Ready–Or Not—for Back-to-School

As the COVID-19 crisis begins to calm down here in British Columbia, our “bubbles” of friends and loved ones are expanding, vaccine developments are...

The Power of a Mama Hug

I don’t often suffer from writer’s block, but I’ve certainly wrestled with it lately. After weeks of COVID-19 lockdown we’re trying to negotiate a...

Unforeseen Blessings

This pandemic is no easy thing. The economy is suffering, many of us are struggling financially, and some are impacted by mental health issues...

Child, Youth & Family Public Health

The Child, Youth and Family Public Health program of Island Health is a multidisciplinary team that focuses on disease prevention and health promotion to...

Talking to Kids About Sex

“How can I help my parents become comfortable enough to talk with me about sex?”This was a question I was recently asked by a...

Combatting Hopelessness in the Age of Bad News

Whether you seek it out or not, bad news is everywhere. We’re constantly bombarded by headlines broadcasting details of the latest catastrophe or impending...

The Myths & Facts of Speech & Hearing

May is Better Speech and Hearing month. This presents an opportunity for communication health professionals to increase public awareness about communication health in general,...

Tips from a PE Teacher Dad to Keep Active in Self-isolation

As an elementary school PE teacher—and dad—I know how important it is for kids to get lots of active play, every day. Here’s how...
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Aug/Sept 2020

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