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Let the Music Make You [and your children] Move

Music might be regarded as one of humanity’s fundamental fascinations; something in which most people engage and enjoy. It is difficult to identify a culture in human history that has not utilized some form of rhythmic or melodic medium to create a sense of community, involvement, and/or spiritual purpose. But the amazing experience of music… Read more »

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Support expectant mothers to have festive alternatives!

When a pregnant mother drinks…so does her unborn baby. During this upcoming holiday season, your FASD Community of Practice team would ask that you support any expectant mothers at holiday gatherings by offering them festive alternatives in lieu of alcoholic beverages. Here is a sample of a yummy festive mocktail: Countdown Mocktail: ½ oz passion… Read more »

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Why and How to Play with Your Kids

Through play children develop motor skills, cognitive skills, language, communication and problem-solving skills. Play benefits every aspect of growing, learning, socializing and brain development. Play is also relationship building. It is an opportunity for parents to get to know their child and for children to get to know their parents. When you devote time to… Read more »

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Free and Low Cost Ideas for Fall Family Outings

October is the month of Thanksgiving when we traditionally gather together and celebrate family. It is a great month to explore many of the vast opportunities our community offers families. Here are several free or low cost outings that families can explore this fall in our Region’s backyard! University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum Main Exhibit… Read more »

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Tips to Help Children to Manage Transitions

Cooler temperatures have finally arrived after a September where summer seemed to never end. The leaves have started to turn and the vibrant red of the Sumac and Burning Bushes have emerged. Change is in the air. As this seasonal transition occurs, our thoughts often wander to personal transitions. Change is never easy for adults,… Read more »

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Tips to Help Children Include Individuals with Challenges

During the Olympics, many families were glued to the screen, cheering on our Canadian athletes and buoyed by their inspiring stories. I believe advertisers understand the emotions of the viewership and also seek to move the audience through their communication. I was particularly taken with a Canadian Tire advertisement featuring a young boy in a… Read more »

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4 Steps To Help You Plan Your Family Vacation

Whatever our walk of life, one thing we all seem to have in common is that we just can’t wait until it’s time for our next vacation. This is not surprising since, everyone, even children, benefit greatly from a much needed change away from the everyday, even if it’s for only a day or two…. Read more »

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12 Tips for Fathers Raising Daughters

On June 19th, we celebrate Father’s Day and the difference they make in the lives of their children. It’s important for fathers to have healthy relationships with both their sons and daughters. Dads make a difference! Here are some tips to help Dads raising daughters. PLANT THE SEED: Establish a strong relationship with your daughter in… Read more »

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Tips on Handling Public Temper Tantrums

You are in the supermarket, and your three-year old is wriggling on the supermarket floor in noisy protest of not being allowed to take home an over-priced stuffed animal. You are sure that your fellow shoppers have stopped in their tracks to focus all of their attention on you and your seemingly untamed tot. As… Read more »

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Promoting Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Self-esteem affects every aspect of our lives. It determines our confidence level, as well as whether or not we see ourselves as valuable. Carizon’s Early Identification Early Intervention Staff have guidelines to share to enable parents to enhance their child’s growing self-esteem. Each day, acknowledge at least one thing your child says or does that… Read more »

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