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Expert tips for raising body-positive kids

We spoke to four experts about how to best help kids learn to love themselves. (And if you could use a confidence boost, take a cue from these parents.)

26 Mother’s Day Recipes

Celebrate mom with a nice meal. We've got everything from breakfast, dinner, snacks and lunch to get you inspired. 

How to handle your preschooler’s sleepwalking

Unexpected sleep interruptions come with the territory of being a parent, but for some parents it’s an almost nightly occurrence.

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Astrology for kids: What to expect from Taurus

Born between April 20 and May 20, Tauruses are earth signs ruled by Venus. A Taurus is independent and steady, set in their ways, they don't like to give up.

30 Unisex Baby Names

Unisex names are one of the hottest trends right now, and with good reason. Sure, they sound cool, but as more people are embracing non-binary expression, parents are embracing gender-neutral names, too. Here are 30 to check out.

Help Kids Manage Anxiety and Get Improved Sleep

Most parents have awoken to the sound of their child having a bad dream, or gently soothed a little one who was having trouble settling down at bedtime. It’s not uncommon and for some families, it’s a regular occurrence. This makes for exhausted kids — and very tired parents! Nobody likes to see their kids struggle with feelings of stress or anxiety, especially when it disrupts their sleep or impacts their well-being in other ways. About 3% of children have an anxiety disorder that may benefit from the support of a cognitive behavioural therapist or other professional. However, if your...

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Expecting

10 Tips For Picking Great Baby Names

The name you choose is your baby's for life. Make it a good one. No pressure, right? These tips can guide you in picking great baby names.

What you can and can’t do while pregnant

The laundry list of pregnancy no-nos can be confusing. We asked a family physician to sift through the myths and realities when it comes to normal daily aspects of life.

Is prenatal screening for birth defects a good idea?

Prenatal screening is non-invasive and can reveal birth defects, but is it a good idea? Two moms and an expert weigh in.

Baby

5 Things This Sleep Expert Wishes She Could Tell All New Parents

Sleep expert Alanna McGinn summarizes five things she wishes she could tell all new parents about babies and sleep.

How Dads Are Updating The Script On Fatherhood

It wasn't so long ago that fatherhood had a straight-up Don Draper mentality. Now, more and more dads are flipping the script on their expected roles, taking paternity leave, being stay-at-home dads and pushing away breadwinner expectations.

How To Care For Baby’s Umbilical Cord And Belly Button

You have a lot of terrain to cover with a new babe in tow. Here are the ins and outs of innies and outies.

What To Expect In Your Baby’s First Year

Whether you’re a first-time parent or you're welcoming number two or three, it's always nice to have great advice and important developmental information at hand. We broke down the stages of your babe's first year.

Toddler

Why some germs are good for toddlers

Toddlers should be exposed to some germs. In fact, boiling pacifiers and overly sanitizing can sometimes do more harm than good. Go ahead, jump in that mud puddle.

Tips for raising a multilingual child

If you’re concerned that exposing your children to multiple languages as toddlers will affect their speech or comprehension when starting school, don’t worry.

Autism Awareness or Acceptance? Why We Should Shift Our Language

Each year, April 1 marks the start of International Autism Awareness Month. Mayors in many cities around the world raise a symbolic flag, and awareness campaigns are often launched on World Autism Awareness Day, April 2. But autism advocacy groups are calling on the public and media outlets to use a different word instead of awareness: acceptance. The idea is that this shift would push the general public to be even more inclusive of people on the autism spectrum. Words Matter Since the early 1970s, autism groups around the world have worked hard to educate schools and workplaces about the signs, symptoms and facts of autism. And while this has been largely successful, the autistic population is still extremely marginalized: Many are under-employed, suffer from depression and often live in poverty. General public “awareness” has had a limited tangible impact on the lives of people living with autism and may have even led to some of the negative stereotypes. A deliberate rebranding, however, aims to achieve specific goals like the following: increased employment opportunities for adults on the autism spectrum more positive, empowered and diverse portrayals of autism in media and entertainment next-level inclusive classrooms, especially in secondary and post-secondary schools The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) started calling April Autism Acceptance Month in 2011, explaining that, “Acceptance of autism as a natural condition in the human experience is necessary for real dialogue to occur.” Facts to Feelings At three years of age, Avi was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He communicated mostly in three-word phrases and had an extremely active and creative imagination that kept him focused on acting out and repeating animated movies and children’s songs he had memorized. He struggled to socialize with his peers. Several years ago, I facilitated his transition into school in my role as Director of...

Milestones (1 to 3 Years): What to Watch For

Your toddler’s growth will start to slow down a little after the first year, but they will still change and grow and learn exponentially between the ages of one and three. Here are the benchmarks to watch for.

Preschool

How To Prepare Kids To Bathe Alone

Get those cute bath pics in now—one day soon they’ll be asking for privacy. Here’s how to get them ready and keep them safe.

How to teach racial acceptance

Canada’s growing diversity should mean racism is a thing of the past, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. What can parents do to promote acceptance of all colours, cultures and creeds? QUITE A BIT.

Is Your Kid A Hoarder? Tips For Helping Them Let Go

The word 'hoarder' might set off alarms, but hoarding isn't unusual behaviour in kids. Learning to let go is a life-long process.

Helping Children With Physical Disabilities Stay Active

It's a great idea to encourage children to be active as research shows that activity can greatly benefit kids’ physical and mental health. We have expert tips for helping your child stay active.

School Age

10 Celebrity Parents You Won’t Hate Following On Instagram

Some days you just want to know that even Academy Award-winning actors are driving a minivan full of crushed Cheerios and empty juice boxes. We’ve got you covered—here’s a list of famous parents you won’t hate following on Instagram.

Medicine Cabinet Go-tos and Giving Medication

Take stock of your medicine cabinet every few months and replace anything that is expired or nearly empty. (You’ll thank yourself in the middle of the night with a sick kid!) Read on for medicine cabinet basics to make sure you have your bases covered.

4 ways to help kids cope with needles

It’s always tough to see your little ones get shots at the doctor’s office, but we’ve got tips for helping with the discomfort.

How to Teach Your Kids to Use Inclusive Language

Making sure children have the right words to express themselves and respect the identities of others is a priority now more than ever.

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