Published by the Canadian Abilities Foundation Thank you to the following Thank you to the following companies who have companies who have supported the publication supported the publication of this issue: of this issue: Published by the Canadian Abilities Foundation A program of 8 Features Loving your child through purposeful discipline Tips that have passed the test of time. 16 Managing conflict with your preteen Learning to resolve problems with your pre-teen. A word to new moms One mom’s advice to other worried parents. CONTENTS Read our back issues online at www.todayskids.ca A program of 10 Can I give you a high-five? What to say when children ask difficult questions about others. Mom’s great idea Concussion guidelines for parents and caregivers. A program of 19 14 A special thank you to A special thank you to Departments Up front 3 Too much fluoride? 5 ways to stay cool this summer. Hiring new childcare? Message from CAF 6 Reaching out to more families. Interview 6 Therapeutic clown Lise-Nathalie LePage. EDITOR: Caroline Tapp-McDougall – firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL INTERN: John Watt ART DIRECTOR: Joseph Finbow ACCOUNTING: Mandy Liu PRODUCTION EDITOR: Nokyoung Xayasane – email@example.com Our contributors: Our contributors: Renee Cormier Meredith Cornish Amanda Redhead Holland Bloorview Kids Resources 18 The Heart and the Bottle. Whimsy’s Heavy Things. What To Do When Your Temper Flares. Good advice 22 On your way to sleep-filled nights. PUBLICATION OFFICES: Canadian Abilities Foundation c/o BCS Communications Ltd. 255 Duncan Mill Rd., Suite 803, Toronto, ON M3B 3H9 Tel: (416) 421-7944 Fax: (416) 421-8418 PRESIDENT: Helmut Dostal Rehabilitation Hospital Sara Wiseman Marlene Kubicka Don Reist Dr. Domenick Maglio Marlene Kubicka The Psychology Foundation The Psychology Foundation of Canada of Canada Ellen Seidman Dieticians of Canada ON OUR COVER An illustration by Heike Sistig from The Prince Who Was Just Himself by Silke Schnee. The book is a delightful fairytale about a young prince with Down syndrome who saves the nation when he disarms the terrible knight Scarface with an act of compassion. Visit www.todayskids.ca Artwork courtesy of Plough Publishing House. for digital editions INSPIRATION, INFORMATION AND OPPORTUNITY FOR CANADIANS WITH DISABILITIES Publication No. B938 Today’s Kids in Motion is published by BCS Communications Ltd., on behalf of the Canadian Abilities Foundation and distributed to families, paediatric professionals and children’s treatment centres across Canada. All rights reserved. Contents may not be reproduced without written per mission of the publisher. Printed in Canada. Canadian subscriptions $9.45 (includes taxes) per year; U.S. subscriptions $15.00; Foreign subscriptions $17.00. Send subscription orders to Today’s Kids in Motion, c/o: BCS Communications Ltd., 255 Duncan Mill Road, Suite 803, Toronto, Ontario M3B 3H9. Tel: (416) 421-7997, Fax: (416) 421-8418. Today’s Kids in Motion is a trademark owned by BCS Communications Ltd. Canadian Publication Mail Sales Product Agreement No. 40065546. © 2017.