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Tips for cold and flu season

I got a cold in September; early enough for others experiencing similar symptoms to question if it was their allergies but, as I don’t get allergies, I knew it was the dreaded cold. This one was with sinus congestion and a wicked, hacking cough. If you too think you’re welcoming in the colder weather with a, well, cold, here are some tips to follow to minimize its duration and spread to others.

Keeping your kids safe online

Here are 10 safety tips to help introduce your kids to the online world, as well as a few pointers on how to protect their privacy.

Are you ready for summer thunderstorms?

I have always loved summer thunderstorms, even when the house shakes after a violent thunderclap. But when you live in the woods, power outages caused by violent thunderstorms are quite common. 

What to do if someone is experiencing a panic attack

The first post in our What to do series described what to do if someone is experiencing a stroke. When you see someone in distress, it can be a bit overwhelming but it’s important to respond quickly and calmly. The same is said for an emergency involving mental health. In this second post, we’ll take a look at what to do if you see someone having a panic attack

Ice safety for spring

With spring nearing, many of us winter-worn Canadians are looking forward to warmer temperatures. While spring is in the air, it’s still important to keep ice safety in mind, especially as milder weather affects most ice conditions.

Three powerful ways parents can help a child who is being bullied

Your child is being bullied. You want to do everything you can to help her to feel safe and loved, but you’re not quite sure what to do or what to say. Here are a few tips.

How to stop bullying: the role of the bystander

Do you forget about the bystander when you think about bullying?

Those who bully, and the people they target, are often the focus on days like Pink Shirt Day or Pink Day. But they’re not the only people who can help end bullying. Bystanders can also make a big difference.

Be merry and safe with these holiday tips

There are various ways to celebrate the holiday season and many use decorations such as trees, lights and candles to show a festive spirit. Lighting candles, stringing ornaments, decking trees all make for merry holidays with friends and family, but it’s important to be aware of accidents at this time of year. Every year, common incidents include falling off ladders while hanging lights or decorations, cutting hands or fingers with scissors while wrapping or assembling toys, as well as electrical shocks.

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