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This 1 page pamphlet provides examples of ethical concerns that patients and families at BC Children's Hospital may be faced with and who they can consult when in need of ethics consultation.
Although she is saddened that storm damage has caused her to lose some of her branches, Little Tree draws strength and happiness from the knowledge that she still has a strong trunk, deep roots, and a beautiful heart.
What to eat and avoid when breastfeeding your baby with a cow's milk protein allergy, or CMPA.
This book offers parents a strategy that enables them to become active partners in the treatment of their child's depression. Chapters begin with an overview of teenage mood problems followed by an explanation of the author's unique treatment approach, known by the acronym, LEEAPP (LEAP for short).…
Adam could not wait to be a big brother! Why was it taking so long for baby Emma to come home? What is this place called the NICU? A special children?s book written for all family members to share, as their baby is treated in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Supplemental materials are included.
At some point, children become curious about babies. This usually happens when a new baby arrives in a family (or is about to arrive and all the grown-ups are talking about it). But it can happen at other times, too. ; Children want to know where babies come from in general. They also want to know,…
Topics include finding meaning; controlling pain; managing symptoms; forgoing medical treatment; hastening death; and talking to your doctor. Includes patient stories and photos.
A practical and informative guide for parents who discover their unborn child has a heart problem. Sections include: answers to commonly asked questions; choices and decisions; talking about feelings; building your support team; pregnancy-related questions.
This easy-to-use guide provides step-by-step instructions and illustrations on baby massage. Baby massage can be used to reduce stress; ease the discomfort of colic, constipation, and teething; and create a strong attachment between you and your baby. This how-to guide is written by a psychotherapi…
Provides information about the Continence Clinic at BC Women's Hospital.
The spirited child--often called "difficult" or "strong-willed"-- can easily overwhelm parents, leaving them feeling frustrated and inadequate. Spirited kids are, in fact, simply "more"--by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and uncomfortable with change than the…
Mindfulness offers a path to well-being and tools for coping with life's inevitable hurdles. And though mindfulness may sound exotic, you can cultivate it--and reap its proven benefits--without special training or lots of spare time. Trusted therapist and mindfulness expert Dr. Ronald Siegel shows …
This book was written by 10 to 13-year-old boys for 10 to 13-year-old kids. This book deals with: illegality of sexual abuse, consequences, personal responsibility, empathy, denial, and normal sexuality.
Written for professionals and parents alike, this book offers practical solutions to the day-to-day challenges facing individuals with Asperger Syndrome and their families. With a major emphasis on tantrums and other behavioral outbursts, the book offers strategies that promote social skills develo…
In this book, the author, Bailey, contends that the difficult but rewarding task of guiding children's behavior starts only when parents are able to discipline themselves and become models of self-control. By following the author's "7 Powers for Self-Control" (attention, love, acceptance, percepti…
Some "can’t go wrong" tips ; Breaking bad news : the SPIKES protocol -- Disclosing error : the CONES protocol ; Managing conflict and escalation : the HARD protocol ; Giving information effectively : the SAFER protocol ; Requesting autopsy or organ donation ; Conclusion : putting it all together an…
Outlines the risks and recommendations for the use of medications, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Offers suggestions to parents for healing when grieving the loss of an infant.
Wonder Baby is a web site funded by Perkins School for the Blind and the purpose of the web site is to help parents who have a young child who is visually impaired and who may also have additional challenges. Wonder Baby provides a database of articles written by parents who are interested in shari…
Concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families. Some information also available in Spanish and Chinese.
A guidebook with short stories from 40 families, followed by the editors' commentary on understanding the situation and dealing with it. An easy-to-read, compassionate approach that emphasizes the love between siblings regardless of differences in abilities and perceptions. The resources/organizat…
After living with three foster families, Tara is ready to be adopted. Like many children in BC, she experiences mixed emotions as she prepares to leave her temporary family. Children will follow Tara on her journey from foster care to adoption through a series of activities and a touching story. As…
This pamphlet outlines how to prevent your baby's head from shaping flat, also called "Positional Plagiocephaly." It includes tips a description of what head flattening is, what to look for, and tips for parents on how to prevent it.
Uses bird and bee cartoon characters to present straightforward explanations of topics related to sexual development, love, reproduction, adoption, sexually transmitted diseases, and more.
Advice sheet for parents on how to take care of your baby when he or she has colic. Includes tips on what you can do to help, when to see your family doctor, and when to bring your baby to the Emergency Deparment.