1. MzLadyGreen

    My first time hearing about cookieskids was from my cousin. I went on the site and fell In love with it. I am a mother of 2 boys and a baby girl on the way. I just recently order a lot of baby girl products from them. The site has it where you can find things very easy. I can say I will be making a new order very soon.

     

  2. Summer Sun Safety

    Tumblr Thursday Guest Post by Cookie’s Kids Mom Martha Scully

    Calling all parents and caregivers! You are responsible for children’s sun-safety, so be sure to brush up on your knowledge of sunscreen this year! According to Health Canada, “Exposure to UVA and UVB radiation can cause skin damage, eye damage and weaken the body’s immune system.” But our bodies need vitamin D, so exposure to UV rays also helps us pump up our vitamin D too.

    Parents and caregivers play an important role in the development of sun-safe habits. Everyone wants to stay outside, playing all day and enjoying the sun. That’s ok, but be sure to take steps to protect yourself and the kids for the future.

    • Try to time your outdoor time before 11am or after 4pm, when the sun is the least harmful
    • If you’re out in prime-time, stay in the shade as much as possible; if you’re in the sun, cover up to protect your skin
    • Use sunscreen that’s SPF 15 or higher and ‘Broad Spectrum” for protection against UVA and UVB rays
    • Apply 20 minutes before you go out, and reapply 20 minutes after you’re out to ensure proper coverage
    • If you go swimming or work up a sweat, reapply often to ensure you’re always covered
    • Make sure you get all the sensitive parts: lips, ears, nose… and feet if you’re like me!

    Remember these tips to ensure that you can have fun all summer!

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    About this Cookie’s Kids Mom

    Martha Scully is the owner and founder of CanadianSitter.ca and CanadianNanny.ca. When she is not helping thousands of parents across Canada find childcare, she is raising her two busy daughters in beautiful Nanaimo, BC. She has been featured on CanadaAM, in Today’s Parent, the Globe & Mail, as well as being selected as the 2008 SavvyMom Entrepreneur of the Year.

    Would you like to be a Cookie’s Kids Mom and be featured next Tumblr Thursday? You can submit a post in our submission box - we’ll credit you and add you to our Cookie’s Kids Mom blog roll!

     

  3. How To Handle A Preteen Or Teen Tantrum

    Tumblr Thursday Guest Post By Cookie’s Kids Mom Amy Wang

    A Vancouver mom sends this question: “Sometimes pre-teens and teens can throw their own version of a tantrum: out of control, yelling, slamming doors or worse. What’s the best method to help defuse this situation in an older child (short of handcuffs) and turn it into a life-learning moment?” 

    For an answer, I turned to Allan Cordova, a child psychologist at The Children’s Program, a private clinic in Southwest Portland, and a father himself. 

    Cordova says the best time to think about defusing an adolescent tantrum is before it happens. “Prevention is often the best strategy,” he says. “Once something’s up and running, it can be really difficult to change the course of it.” 

    Setting ground rules: Parents may want to consider tackling the issue of tantrums when their teens are in a good mood and open to talking. Cordova recently counseled a teen and a parent who agreed to use a “safe word” during disagreements: “If either one of them says it, that’s going to be a signal that they need to take a step back and calm down,” like the bell in a boxing match signaling the combatants to go to their corners. 

    Parents also need to keep an eye out for patterns — are there certain situations that trigger tantrums? If so, there may be something deeper going on that needs to be addressed, perhaps professionally, Cordova says. 

    How to defuse: Cordona has a few “don’ts” for parents who find themselves in the midst of a tantrum: 

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