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January 2014 | Vol. 8 - No. 1
Whether it happens in the schoolyard or online, bullying can be devastating for a child and for parents struggling to help stop it. Parents and caregivers can play a key role in recognizing when a bullying problem has occurred, by responding immediately and taking preventative steps to stop the bullying. In this issue, we’re focusing on helping you recognize the varying signs of bullying in children and giving you expert information about what can be done about it immediately. After all, every child has the right to feel safe at home, at school and in their own community.
 
Until next time, happy reading!
The editorial team at Where Kids Come First
OUR HEROS
Waiting for Eva
Like all new parents, Inga Murawski and William Nohorniak were overjoyed when they discovered they were expecting. Their joy, however, quickly turned to concern when doctors noticed a problem during a routine 12-week ultrasound. [+]
HEALTH, WELL-BEING & PREVENTION
My child is being bullied—what can I do? [+]
Bullying and cyber-bullying [+]
Childhood stress: arming kids with tools to problem-solve for life [+]
MIND & SPIRIT
Share your love of reading with your children [+]
Does your child know what to do when home alone? [+]
ASK THE EXPERT
My child is very afraid of needles and must get immunized soon. What can I do to make the experience less scary? 
Nearly everyone – young and old alike – has at least some aversion to needles. When that fear becomes so intense that it prevents patients from receiving necessary immunizations, injections or blood tests, then it’s known as needle phobia. [+]
Do you have a question of a general nature that you'd like to ask our specialist? If your question is selected, the answer will be published in the next edition of the newsletter. EMAIL US!
TRUE OR FALSE?
Is it true that colour blindness only affects boys?

False. It’s estimated that up to eight per cent of boys have some degree of colour blindness (also known as colour vision deficiency or CVD), whereas less than one per cent of girls do. That’s about one in 12 boys, and around one in 200 girls. [+]
NEWS FROM OUR FOUNDATION
Ski for the Children’s
Do you love to ski? Join us for the 6th edition of Ski for the Children's on March 15th, 2014 in Stowe, Vermont. Be a part of a fun event, organized by a grateful family whose daughter underwent a life-saving surgery at the Children’s five years ago. [+]
MONTREAL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL NEWS
Flu shots encouraged as H1N1 arrives in Quebec [+]
Canadian researchers lead groundbreaking discovery in deadly childhood cancer [+]
Under the microscope: Jim is the Assistant Chief Medical Technologist in the Pathology department at the Montreal Children’s Hospital [+]
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