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Author: Calgary's Child

24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years

By Heather Cowie, The City of Calgary Recreation It goes without saying that we want the best for our kids! As parents and caregivers, we try to do our best to navigate the messages, images, pressures, and expectations that come along with caring for a child, but it is not an easy task. As a Read More

March PSA – Burns & Scalds

From Alberta Health Services EMS Each year, Alberta Health Services, EMS, continues to respond to emergencies involving young children who have sustained severe burns or scalds. These incidents often occur inside the child’s own home. Common causes include a child accidentally tipping hot liquids onto themselves, touching hot surfaces such as stoves, or making contact Read More

Yielding to Emergency Vehicles from Calgary EMS

Time is the enemy in an emergency. For everyone’s safety, it is important for motorists to understand how to correctly yield right of way to emergency vehicles with lights and siren activated. You can help EMS, police, and fire get to the scene quickly and safely by: When an emergency vehicle approaches with lights and Read More

Holiday Shopping Survival Tips

By Ellen Percival, Calgary’s Child Magazine Holiday shopping is hectic at the best of times, but add a couple of unenthusiastic kids to the mix and you’ve got the potential for one huge headache. With a little patience (and planning ahead) shopping for the holidays can be a little less frenzied. Make a shopping list, Read More

Sledding Safety from Calgary EMS

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) would like to remind parents and children about some sledding safety tips as the season is just around the corner. Sledding injuries may result from collisions with stationary objects, such as trees and rocks, or with other people on the hill. Unprotected falls can result in injury if you lose control Read More

Smoother Mornings

by Parenting Power Mornings are a great time to connect with kids! Starting the day without arguments can be a great way to send everyone on their way to get the most out of their day. For many families though, mornings can feel less like a time to connect and more like a time to Read More

The Family Calendar and You

by Parenting Power Here are just a few of the great things a simple family calendar can do: Eliminate confusion Increase individual responsibility Increase predictability (which means kids feel like they have some control) Teach numeracy and literacy to our young children One of the greatest reasons that a family calendar is important, is because Read More

Are you a Soccer Parent, Dance Mom or Hockey Dad?

provided by Parenting Power It’s that time of year, school has started and all of the extra-curricular activities are back on the calendar. Auditions, evaluations, practices…they add to the excitement and education in the lives of our families! Are you a Soccer Parent, Dance Mom or Hockey Dad? Lately, social media and marketers have begun Read More

3 Steps to School

By Parenting Power You know it’s coming… If you listen very carefully, you can hear the opening notes of the theme from Jaws playing in the back of your mind. Da…da. Da….da. Da.da.Da.da. Dadadada.  The notes are getting closer together! The tension builds. The shark is about to strike! School is almost here. That means Read More

Back-to-School: Buying Backpacks That Won’t Hurt Their Backs

provided by Cadence Sports Therapy With Calgary students returning to the classroom in a few short weeks, back-to-school shopping is a top priority for parents. While students may have strong ideas about what backpack they want to be sporting for the new year, to prevent long-term injuries, Dr. Angela Pucci urges parents to consider features, Read More

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