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: 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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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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