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Wee Watch Celebrating 40 Years!

Wee Watch Celebrating 40 Years!

As the daughter of the founders of Wee Watch, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing the growth and evolution of our family business firsthand. Now, as we celebrate our 40th anniversary, I find myself reflecting on the remarkable journey that has brought us to this milestone moment. Growing up, I viewed the passion and dedication my parents poured into every…

3 Steps to get your kids to listen

3 Steps to get your kids to listen

3 Steps to Get Your Kids to Listen to You Every parent knows the frustration of calmly asking their children to do something only to be ignored the first 3 or 4 times until you end up raising your voice to get their attention.  It’s a moment we don’t feel proud of as a parent and worst of all, kids…

Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu

Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu

You’ve heard it a million times: “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” but how can we practically relate this to illness prevention? Changes to lifestyle will go a long way to preventing illness as you support the body to function optimally. Some changes include avoiding refined sugars and grains, be sure you get enough vitamin D…

Is it too Risky Not to Consider Risk Play?

Is it too Risky Not to Consider Risk Play?

Children are natural risk-takers. Research shows that they need to practice manageable risk-taking to learn to distinguish between feasible and dangerous risks in their future. Risk-taking also plays a part in your child’s overall wellness, and helps children develop their self-regulation skills. Research shows that risky play helps children cope with stress as it gives children a sense of control.…

Easing the Transition to Daycare – What Parents Can do

Easing the Transition to Daycare – What Parents Can do

Entering childcare can be emotional for parents and children alike, but it doesn’t have to be anything less than a positive experience.  Operating for 38 years in Ontario, Wee Watch childcare Providers have transitioned a lot of children into care successfully.  Here is a round-up of tips to help you! Read a book to your child about daycare and talk…

How to Choose a Daycare Provider

How to Choose a Daycare Provider

One of the hardest decisions parents make in the first year of their child’s life is choosing the right daycare option.  There is a lot to consider from a logistical standpoint, for example – Do I want care close to work or home? Is childcare available during the hours that I work? Can we afford it? Add in the emotional…

20 Questions to Ask a Potential Daycare Provider

20 Questions to Ask a Potential Daycare Provider

Choosing someone to care for your child when you return to work is one of the most challenging decisions to make.  Wondering what to ask when you meet a potential licensed home childcare Provider? Here are some questions that you can use in your interviews with potential Providers: How long have you been caring for children in your home? What…

How to Avoid “Summer Slide” with your School Age Children

How to Avoid “Summer Slide” with your School Age Children

Are you wondering how to keep your children engaged and learning this summer? Don’t worry; you don’t have to run out and purchase workbooks to keep your children learning during the summer months. Learning can be easy and enjoyable during summer. Did you know that keeping your kids engaged in learning over the summer months can prevent the “summer slide”? …