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Tips to help keep kids reading this…

Summertime is great for outdoor activities, camps and play. It can also be a perfect time for you or the kids to enjoy a nice book. But often times it can be a challenge to keep children reading throughout the summer….

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Ask a Sleep Expert: Sleep Regression

Q: Baby #2 is on the way and my 2.5 year old already seems to be having some of these sleep “regressions”. She was an amazing sleeper until recently. Now all of the sudden bedtime has become a battle and she is now…

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Massaging Baby’s Back

The back routine is very comforting and is a favourite amongst infants and toddlers alike. This is an excellent way to introduce a short amount of “tummy time” that is important for infant development while also…


Massage Techniques for Teething

Teething is an expected and often greatly anticipated developmental event in the early days of a baby’s life. The symptoms related to this milestone often vary greatly from one child to the next. For some children,…

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Choking Prevention

Babies and young children can choke on virtually any object. Tragically, children have died from choking on things such as small balls, tiny toys, balloons, and plants. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, almost sixty…

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Yard Safety

It’s nice to have an outdoor space where you can let your kids play, but before you let them roam free – here are some ideas on how to make your backyard safe for your little ones:

1. Install childproof locks on…

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Terrible Night Terrors?

Often parents confuse night terrors for nightmares and while both can be frightful if your child is waking up a few hours after bedtime screaming and inconsolable, often not remembering these episodes in the morning,…


5 Ways to Boost Your Baby’s Brain…

At birth, your baby’s brain contains 100 billion neurons and he or she will grow trillions of brain-cell connections, called neural synapses by toddlerhood. When these synapses are not “wired” together via…



1. Welcome Toopy and Binoo! This is your second visit to Toronto – what are you most excited to see?

Binoo and I are excited to go on the ferry ride! We’ll go back and forth and back and forth and back and forth,…

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Temper Tantrums

As Juanita and her son Marc move through the local grocery store, Marc’s eyes widen as he spots an enticing display of cupcakes. Marc’s first birthday was only a few days prior, so the last thing he needs is more…

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Toddlers and Aggression

Your 12-month old toddler is playing alongside another child of the same age. Suddenly, she aggressively grabs a toy from the other child. Why did she do this? This is not her normal behaviour!



Introducing Languages to Your Little One

My interest and fascination with languages prompted me to make language learning a priority in my child’s education. I believe that
the benefits of language learning are infinite. Let me share with you some of my…