Tag Archives : parenting

Ending our Relationship with Tobacco

~ Alexis Goffe, Counselling Psychologist On February 16 2012, I attended the Jamaica Cancer Society’s Anti-Tobacco Forum that was attended by over two hundred high school students. While much information was presented, three main facts stood out for me: 1)      Tobacco is a serial killer – In the 20th century, tobacco killed 100 million people […]

Babies on Planes: Its War ~ ABC News

Babies on Planes We all have horror stories of out-of-control toddlers on a plane. I for one believe that parents must engage and take control. 90% of the solution is in their hands (or glacial stares..) This is no time for a laid-back hands-off approach! I was surprized to see that pilots where actually removing […]

Forget the spoonful of sugar…

Sometimes a spoonful of sugar just does not work! Here’s some Great  “how-to” advice from Troublesome Tots for getting medicine into your little one by using a syringe  to minimize losses and more accurately estimate the need for re-dosing. Getting Medicine into Baby

Preparing for the Doctor’s Visit 1: Who and When

When to set appointments: Schedule a time that will allow you to arrive about 10-15 minutes early. This will give you leeway for those “unpredictables” like tantrums and bathroom visits. It will also give you enough time to complete the administrative paperwork prior to meeting the doctor. This is critical to the smooth running of […]

Intro: The Doctor’s Visit

For the beginning of 2012, we will be posting tips and advice about visits to the doctor with your child. Whether you are going to stop in at your health centre, see your family doctor or your paediatrician or visit a referred specialist for the first time, we will walk with you, and help you […]