By Sonia Verma
A PSA from the Duchess
The Duchess of Cambridge gives the U.K.'s first Children's Mental Health Week a royal boost, recording a video urging parents to seek help early.
"A child's mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support. No one would feel embarrassed about seeking help for a child if they broke their arm. And we really should be equally ready to support a child coping with emotional difficulties."
Preach it, princess.
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Through The Storm
Here in Canada, this is what Ann Douglas has to say about helping our kids cope with mental illness and behavioural disorders. Douglas, arguably Canada's foremost parenting expert, speaks from a wealth of both professional expertise and personal experience with her four children.
Lunar New Year: A Primer
Our media partner CBC Kids explains the gorgeous Chinese tradition of celebrating the start of a new lunar year.
Try some of our fun activities for kids to help them join the Lunar New Year festivities.
Airbrushing Is For The Weak
"As we all know, Hollywood women aren’t expected to age. None of us are expected to age. But, as Cindy recently told Marie Claire one of the best secrets to aging is to be 'comfortable in your own skin.' This photo is a beautiful demonstration of that," Today's Parent's Haley Overland writes about the unaltered, now-viral photos of a 42-year-old Cindy Crawford.
Regardless of her fitness level and whether she's thin, fat, wrinkly or smooth, what leaps out of the photo is her confidence. And that is always beautiful.
Yes, We're Obsessed With Sleep
Learn from our mistakes here at momstown: Start nurturing good sleep habits early, like when your baby is four or five months old. Today's Parent has some good, easy to follow tips, including: Do yourself a favour and start a bedtime routine, try a good long feed when YOU are ready to go to bed, and the oh-so-elusive-now-that-our-babies-are-older "Put her down when she's drowsy."
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