Tips for spending a safe and healthy holiday


Our series of holiday articles will help you get the most out of the festive season with tips and advice on enjoying a safe and relaxing holiday with family and friends.

The holidays are almost here. Play safe to avoid coming to the ER

We all know the excitement for children of writing wish lists and counting down the days until they can open their gifts. But have you ever wondered what would happen if you had to visit the ER because of one of those toys?
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Fun and Safety : Great Toys Approved by the Canadian Toy Testing Council

Do you need last minute ideas for new toys? The MCH, The Canadian Toy Testing Council and Magazine Enfant Québec have presented a selection of fun and safe toys.
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Video games: how to control the fun

Video games are fun, but can they can actually be a danger to your child’s health. As a parent you should know more about those fun-filled black boxes and establish “game rules” with your child.
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Cold and Flu Season is Here, Make prevention part of your daily routine

On average, a child younger than five years old will have eight colds a year. It’s a simple fact of life in Quebec that in fall and winter we spend more time indoors, are in close proximity to others and are therefore more likely to catch a cold or flu and pass it on to others.
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The New Year’s Eve Party… What if my teen drinks?

It was bound to happen some day. Your teen has his first New Year’s Eve party. Stressed? You probably forget that you have been through it yourself and picture your teen with a beer in his hand and imagine the worst-case scenario. What can you do?
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Let it snow! Play safe while skiing and snowboarding

A couple of weeks off school, some brand new equipment and the weather report promises snow in the forecast. It’s the perfect formula for holiday fun! For many families, the Christmas break is a great time to get out on the slopes. But it’s also one of the busiest times of the ski season so make sure that you – and your children – know how to play safe.
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