Enjoy a series of videos featuring Canadian paediatricians on various topics like early literacy, mental health and physical activity.
Protect your family from the flu
Each year, 1 in every 5 Canadians gets the influenza virus – also known as the flu. The flu is much worse than a cold with symptoms like fever, cough, fatigue, sore muscles, and more. The flu vaccine can prevent these problems, but some people still choose not to get it. Why? Let’s look at 3 common myths.
Promoting positive mental health
Taking care of our mental health is just as important as having a healthy body. As a parent, you play an important role in your child’s mental health. You can promote good mental health through the things you say and do, and the environment you create at home.
Building your child's self-esteem
Parents and caregivers play a big role in fostering their child's self-esteem. Self-esteem is how people feel about themselves, both inside and out. People with good self-esteem generally have a positive outlook, accept themselves and feel confident. Children need to feel loved and accepted to build self-esteem.
Read, Speak, Sing: Your baby and early literacy
Learning to read starts from birth. Whether through books, words, or songs – daily language experiences help form an emotional bond with your baby and are vital to the development of your baby’s early literacy skills.
Read, Speak, Sing: Fun ideas for you and your baby
Think outside the book! Singing, rhyming and storytelling are other great ways to nurture your baby’s early literacy skills and to promote their love of reading in the future. Click here for more tips and ideas.
Active Kids, Healthy Kids
Sit less, move more!
How much screen time is too much? Do you know how to set limits? Here are some tips and strategies to make positive changes to your family's screen time habits.
Activity: Are your kids getting enough?
Do you know how much physical activity your children need for healthy growth and development? Are you looking for ideas to increase physical activity in your family? Watch this video for suggestions.
Physical activity: Be a role model
As a parent, you set the example your children will follow. Getting out and being physically active is a great and fun way to spend time together as a family. Make activity a priority for your family.
Last Updated: April 2015