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 Features 8 Keeping children safe How to prevent injuries and harm. On diagnosis day Ways to advocate and support your child. 10 CONTENTS Read our back issues online at www.todayskids.ca 14 A mother’s pride One parent’s resolve to raise three healthy kids. 18 OCD, anxiety and homework Don’t think about it too hard. A program of A program of 12 Preteen years… Building strong relationships. 19 Rules to live by Strategies for communication. A special thank you to A special thank you to Departments Up front 3 Teacher knows best? Math anxiety. Science matters. Message from CAF 6 Who’s your hero? Interview 6 In discussion with feedback specialist, Cliff Lee. Spotlight On... 16 Brennen’s unexpected journey. EDITOR: Caroline Tapp-McDougall – email@example.com EDITORIAL INTERN: John Watt ART DIRECTOR: Joseph Finbow Our contributors: Our contributors: Renee Cormier Adrienne Hill Amanda Redhead Leah Moore The Psychology Foundation Sara Wiseman of Canada Don Reist Julie Brocklehurst Marlene Kubicka Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) The Psychology Foundation Simon Spencer of Canada Darcy Daniels Dieticians of Canada Lydia London About the Canadian Abilities Foundation We envision an inclusive universally accessible society where all people belong and are valued. Resources 20 Look What We Can Do! A Boy and a Jaguar. How I Learn: A Kid’s Guide to Learning Disability. Good advice 22 Helping your child overcome their fears. 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 INSPIRATION, INFORMATION AND OPPORTUNITY FOR CANADIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACCOUNTING: Mandy Liu PRODUCTION EDITOR: Nokyoung Xayasane – firstname.lastname@example.org abilities.ca Visit www.todayskids.ca for digital editions Publication No. B983 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.