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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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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NPR INTERVIEW: White Skin, Black Emojis

Does Emoji Representation Matter? How much do emojis really matter? Depends who you ask, I guess. If you ask a tween or teen, it’s probably safe to say that the …

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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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VIDEO: How to Survive Kids’ Birthday Parties

How to Survive Kids’ Birthday Parties Birthday parties for kids are often one of the most stressful things that a parent can endure. Between the planning, the expectations and the …

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PARENTING ADVICE: How to Go Grocery Shopping With Kids

  “Meltdown in Aisle 5!” It’s an inevitability that every parent has to experience. A rite of passage, the “supermarket shakedown” is one that indeed shakes your maternal/paternal resolve to …

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