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Child Equipment Safety for Your Baby, Toddler, or Preschooler

Regardless of your personal approach to parenting, one thing all parents can agree upon is child safety. It seems like new recalls on child equipment and news of another young child injured by equipment occur regularly. Parenting can be stressful enough without having to worry about the equipment you use every day with your baby, toddler, or preschooler. To alleviate stress and ensure your child is safe and secure, keep the following in mind when buying and using child equipment.

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Digital Eye Strain, Blue Light, and Children's Vision

Now more than ever, children are spending more time on computers, tablets, smartphones, and in front of the television. All those hours spent scrolling or staring at a screen can have a negative impact on your child’s visual, mental, and physical health. As a parent, here is what you need to know.

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How Healthy-Eating Benefits the Brain and Overall Wellness

As fast as children jump from classroom to activity to home and back again, their brains are just as rapidly growing and changing. The brain grows exponentially during birth to six years of age. It is unfortunate that sometimes, children don’t receive the daily nutrition they require to fuel their mind and body. Children who eat poorly are more likely to develop certain long-term health problems and complications, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and cardiovascular diseases.

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Recognizing and Preventing Child Abuse During COVID-19

The Calgary and Area Child Advocacy Centre (CCAC) provides hope, help, and healing for children, youth, and families who have experienced severe abuse. During this unknown and stressful time, they remain open - with protective measures in place - to provide essential services to children, youth, and their families.

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