IN THE NEWS: How to Handle COVID-19 Fatigue

How to Manage COVID-19 Fatigue – Tips and Advice For Parents Got COVID Fatigue? You’re Not Alone So here we are. Months into the pandemic with seemingly no end in …

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IN THE NEWS: Halloween Ideas in a COVID-19 World

Alternatives to Trick-or-Treating How to Celebrate Halloween in a COVID-19 World Halloween Ideas in the Midst of a Pandemic So trick-or-treating is cancelled this year and you’re feeling the stress. …

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IN THE NEWS: Should Parents Be Honest About Their COVID Fears?

COVID Fear: You’re a parent and you’re scared. Is it okay to exhibit fear in the face of this pandemic? That’s the question that parents are grappling with as we …

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IN THE NEWS: Parental Guilt and Back-to-School

  “Back to school” means something very different this year… It’s time to send the kids back to school…or not. Parents are facing a tough choice in this first September …

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IN THE NEWS: Teens and COVID-19

How do we get our teens to take COVID-19 seriously? We’ve all been there: in our teens, rife with attitude and feelings of immortality. Nothing’s quite changed in millennia, in …

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IN THE NEWS: Racism, Kids and Current Events

 Racism – A Difficult Topic to Discuss With Kids Race and Real Life – Speaking to Children About Disturbing Events These are trying times. The disturbing events that underscore the …

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IN THE NEWS: Parenting Guilt During COVID-19

Parenting During COVID-19 These are challenging times, particularly for parents. COVID-19 has shaken up every aspect of our lives. Let’s face it: most of us are stressed, trying to work …

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SOCIETY: Kids, Screen Time and Safety in a Post-Coronavirus World

Coronavirus, Kids, Screen Time and Mental Health The Kids Are Alright…Aren’t They? One has to wonder. In the age of Coronavirus, sheltering-in-place and increased screen time, children have lots of …

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IN THE NEWS: Your Child Asks About the N-Word. Now What?

The N-Word: A Painful Question, A Painful Truth It’s never an easy topic, discussing one of the most painful words in the English language: the N-word. This is even more …

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CONTROVERSY: Help! My Teen Wants to Wear a Sexy Halloween Costume!

Your teen wants to wear a risqué  halloween costume. What do you do? It’s that time of the year. Trick-or-treating and costume parties are in the air. Your tween/teen is …

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IN THE NEWS: The Challenges and Benefits of Later-Age Parenting

The Challenges and Benefits of Later-Age Parenting What’s it like to be an “older”mom, and what is “older” anyway? This was the question that I was asked on CTV’s Your …

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SOCIETY: Dining Out With the Kids Again? You’re Not Alone

  One of the first and perhaps most relatable posts on this blog has been “How to Dine Out With Kids.” It’s one of those perennial favourites that parents search for …

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PARENTING ADVICE: What to Do When Your Child Has No Friends

Your Child Has No Friends: Now What? All parents want to see their children happy, engaged and interacting with their peers. In other words, we want our kids to have friends. …

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IN THE NEWS: How to Survive a Family Road Trip

How to Survive a Family Road Trip Traveling with kids can be stress free by following these simple tips Us parents are a brave bunch, aren’t we? With the prospect …

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Teaching Your Kids About Diversity – 6 Tips For Parents

“Mom, why does she look different?” This is a question that many of us have had to grapple with as we raise our kids in an increasingly multicultural and multiethnic …

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Kids Shouldn’t Always Win. Here’s Why

 Kids shouldn’t always win. Here’s why.I’m against kids “winning” at all costs.This refers to the growing trend of letting all kids win and telling them that “everyone’s a winner.”Everyone is not a winner. That’s …

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