Mammograms can spot cancer two to three years before physical symptoms develop, but screening guidelines vary between provinces. Here’s what you need to know. Photo: Courtesy of Ali Harrison of Light + Paper In 2018, 47-year-old Adriana Ermter found a lump in her armpit. Her doctor referred her for a mammogram, but the clinic said
When I started chemotherapy my kids began to worry about me losing my hair. So, two weeks in, I decided to throw a haircutting party. There was only one thing I knew to be true when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 at the age of 32: It would not be a horrendous experience for
A new study confirms that physical activity is way more important than the number on the scale—and you’re probably already doing it! Walking 30 minutes to your kid’s school pick-up, playing tag in the backyard or kicking a ball around the park might all be commonplace activities for parents—but they can also make all the
Winter is here, which means it’s cough season. But not all coughs are the same. In this video, learn about RSV & croup, two respiratory viruses that affect young children and cause distinctive coughs. Dr. Kristen Bruno discusses how you can tell if your child has one of these respiratory infections. Plus, find out what
There’s no shortage of euphemisms for describing cancer to children. But first you have to get comfortable with the concepts and the words in your mouth. A bad lump. The black spot. Little cells behaving badly. There’s no shortage of euphemisms for describing cancer to children, regardless of age or stage. Before parents pick one,
The umbrellas were a bit of a giveaway. My son’s obsession started when he was 18 months old and still just called them “baaa.” There’s a video of him in a rain jacket in our backyard from that time, glaring at the patio umbrella, saying “UP baaa, DOWN baaa, NO baaa, AWAY baaa,” over and
I wish I’d done it sooner. A few months ago, my eyes watering while I cut onions, my 6-year old asked me if I’ve ever cried. I answered yes, quickly changing the subject to a lighter topic, and carried on making dinner. The truth is, crying and I have a complicated history. While I grew
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While giftedness is a strength, parenting a kid who also has ADHD or anxiety comes with lots of stress. With the new school year underway, some parents will have a harder time than others because of a little known, but very real phenomenon: their child is “twice exceptional.” These children have both the potential for
I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things. Please score “zero” for As much as I always could; “one” for Not quite as much now, “two” for Definitely not so much now, or “three” for Not at all. Sitting in the naturopath’s office, tears streaming down my face as I
Late-night sewing machine sessions and multiple trips to the craft store had this mom wondering—who was more interested in creating a memorable costume, them or me? Photo: Courtesy of Julie Vick In elementary school, I went as a soda machine for Halloween. My dad made the costume by painting an appliance box to look like
Parents want to raise emotionally healthy kids. The key to healthy emotional development in children is helping them recognize different emotions and learn how to handle those emotions in healthy ways. What is NOT healthy is teaching children to avoid certain emotions. For example, there was a time when boys were told not to cry.
What are the different types of bullying and how can you spot them if your tween or teen is being targeted? Signs to look for and what to do next. Worries about childhood bullying are common among parents, but those concerns often take on a new sense of urgency during the tween and teen years.
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Some of the joys of childhood are going to school, participating in fun activities, and attending sporting events. However, a hectic pace can take a toll on a child. Here are some of the warning signs that indicate your child may be suffering from toxic stress and some preventative measures proven to be effective. Subscribe
How well could you describe a piece of candy blindfolded? In this game, using the steps of Observe and Describe describe a candy by touch and taste and try to guess what it is. Learn more: http://www.smarterparenting.com/observe-and-describe
Of all the monsters parents clear from beneath beds and darkened closets, few actually have us in their crosshairs. There’s one scary beast, though, that takes hold of unlucky moms and bites into entire families. Breast cancer, although primarily diagnosed later in life, affects about 1,200 Canadian women under the age of 40 each year.
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Created by Mediaplanet This article was made possible with support from ModernaTx The fall season is upon us and with it brings a lot of unknowns about the ever-changing COVID-19 variants. In this climate of uncertainty, vaccination will be key to staying healthy and fighting our way out of the pandemic. “Generally, when the public
We’re happy to put an end to the piles of random plastic toys accumulating in our homes. While we love the nostalgia of watching our kids find surprise goodies in their McDonald’s Happy Meals, we know all too well that each plastic trinket will be yet another addition to their army of unused toys—and further