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Does Your Child Have Food Allergies? Here’s How to Get Through the Holidays Safely

November 12, 2019 • Our Blog • Uncategorized
Thanksgiving dinner with American-African family at table. The whole family is gathered around the table for eating. The little brother of 5 years old is hungry. Photos are taken with spontaneity and real emotions and Captured the specific decorations, meals and festivities in Quebec such as Christmas and Thanksgiving traditions.

The holiday season is meant to be joyful, but for parents of children with food allergies, it can be an incredibly stressful couple of months.  For most people, the holiday season is a time of great celebration. It’s hard not to find joy in gathering with loved ones around a feast of homemade food — unless, of course, you’re the parent of a child with food allergies. As homemade meals become more prevalent around the holidays, it can be difficult for parents to monitor their children’s food for a

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Halloween 2019 Health and Safety Checklist

October 17, 2019 • Our Blog • Uncategorized

Keep your kids safe and healthy this Halloween — without sacrificing any fun! For kids, Halloween is a source of boundless excitement. They get to dress up in flashy, glamorous, or scary costumes, stay up past their bedtimes, and collect all the free candy they can fit in their bags. For parents, Halloween is a very different story: their children are out after dark, talking to strangers, and eating way more sugar than they should. Fortunately, it’s possible to keep your kids safe and healthy without spoiling the fun of Halloween, and we’ve compiled a Halloween health and safety checklist to help you do just

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What to Expect When Your Child Has a Broken Bone

August 22, 2019 • Our Blog • Uncategorized

Breaking a bone can be a scary experience for children and parents alike. Fortunately, they tend to heal quickly without complications.  Broken bones are one of the most common injuries in children — and considering the amount of running, jumping, and roughhousing they do, that’s no surprise. But if your child has broken a bone for the first time, it can certainly be scary, especially if you don’t know what to expect.  Fortunately, most broken bones in children aren’t serious. Because kids’ bones are more flexible than adults’, they tend to heal more quickly and breaks usually

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How to Stay Safe While Having Fun in the Summer Sun

August 15, 2019 • Our Blog • Uncategorized

As the weather heats up and summer vacations start to roll around, it’s important to take steps to avoid overexposure to the sun’s rays. As summer kicks into high gear, there are plenty of opportunities to spend time outdoors soaking up the sun. But as much fun as it is to enjoy the sunny weather, it’s important to be aware of the potential risks involved with doing so. Though sunlight is certainly a good thing — it helps plants grow and, by transmitting vitamin D, it helps people grow, too — it does come with some

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Signs and Symptoms of ADHD in Children

August 9, 2019 • Our Blog • Uncategorized

Symptoms of ADHD typically begin to appear when children enter elementary school. If your child is struggling with focus, impulse control, organization, or hyperactivity, it might be time for him or her to get tested.  Though experts now believe that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is present from birth, ADHD behaviors tend to go unnoticed until children reach elementary school. That’s largely because symptoms of ADHD — inability to pay attention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness — are common young childhood behaviors. However, because school settings demand that students sit still, remain quiet, and pay attention, the differences between children with and without ADHD often become apparent around

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