Giveaway: Children’s Health and Development Assessment at MedCan

Giveaway: Children’s Health and Development Assessment at MedCan

As a par­ent, there are so many lit­tle wor­ries that tie me into a knot. I never really thought about how much space would be taken up with worry before I had my daugh­ter but then they hit me like a ton of bricks. As a new mother (and a cham­pion worry wart), I had a lot of advice and resources out there for my con­cerns. There was basi­cally a book for every­thing from “How do I fig­ure out this sleep­ing through the night thing?” to “What’s the best way to dif­fuse a tem­per tantrum.” My good­ness, even Ceri and I started this very blog to help us (and other busy par­ents) with the whole nutri­tion part of the game. But with an ele­men­tary age daugh­ter I’m find­ing my ques­tions and con­cerns about the right school, peer related issues and whats the appro­pri­ate amount of con­cern and anx­i­ety for a lit­tle girl not eas­ily answered in a tidy chap­ter of the lat­est cool par­ent­ing book. So I started to look for more com­pre­hen­sive ways to deal with my con­cerns through school and other organization’s youth sem­i­nars. I’d even heard about Medcan’s Chil­dren and Youth Ser­vices after attend­ing a few of their par­ent infor­ma­tion nights at a local club.

Medcan’s Health and devel­op­ment assess­ment is the first pro­gram of it’s kind in Canada and was designed to give par­ents answers in five cat­e­gories of well-being includ­ing Med­ical, Fit­ness and Nutri­tion, Social Well-Being and Cog­ni­tive Devel­op­ment. These assess­ments are meant to be done in one of the three key stages of devel­op­ment Ele­men­tary (5−9), Mid­dle School (10 –13) or High School (14 — 17). This unique overview of your child arms par­ents with all the infor­ma­tion they need to make edu­cated deci­sions on all areas of their child’s med­ical and men­tal well-being. And today Med­can and Sweet Potato Chron­i­cles would like to give you the oppor­tu­nity to WIN 1 Health and Devel­op­ment Assess­ment for a child (val­ued at $1,600). You can read about the full assess­ment here. All you have to do for the give­away is please like The Med­can Clinic Face­book page and write a com­ment below with your num­ber one worry about your child or (chil­dren). Don’t worry, it can even be just one word like “nutri­tion”. And, no, you are not allowed to write “I have to remind her 10 times to brush her teeth.” Don’t we all do that?

We’ve also part­nered with Med­can to bring you more about children’s health and well-being. My daugh­ter Scar­lett recently had an assess­ment and, in a few upcom­ing posts, you’ll be able to hear about our expe­ri­ence with the process. In addi­tion, we’ve got advice from the company’s head nutri­tion­ist about what you should be focus­ing on in terms of your chil­drens’ nutri­tion, the best way to deal with those picky eaters, what you really need to pack in those lunches and how to get the most out of their meal­times. So come back and visit us to get all your nutri­tional advice in the com­ing months.

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