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One Perfect Day in the Badlands

by Allison Percival, Calgary’s Child MagazineMost Calgarians have visited the Badlands at least once – this incredible, unique geological formation stretches all the way down to Arizona. It’s home to unique plant and animal life, rich natural resources, incredible rock formations – and, at least in our part of the Badlands, some world-class hospitality. If Read More

Make Eye Exams Part of Your Back-to-School Routine

provided by Hakim Optical Notebooks and binders, pens and pencils, a new lunch box and backpack, a new outfit — the staples of a typical back-to-school shopping list. However, one of the most important items to get your child ready to return to the classroom is often overlooked, and that is their eye health. To Read More

Stop Stampede Frowns Before They Start!

by Parenting Power Plan First Do a little planning before you head out. Decide what makes sense for your family and let your kids know the plan from the start; involve them in the planning if you can. Junk Food One corn dog, the works or somewhere in between? Decide now so that your kids Read More

Smartphone Etiquette

provided by Access to Culture July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month, and a great time to talk to your kids about Smartphone etiquette. What do they need to know? Sharon Schweitzer, an international etiquette and modern manners expert, who is the founder of Access to Culture, offers these tips: Avoid texting, talking and driving: If Read More

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

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