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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.

Masala Chickpea Curry

This curry brings it. The sauce is creamy and rich. A masala spice blend imparts tons of bold flavour, and the chickpeas add a crispy finishing touch. Serve this over rice for one delicious plant-based meal.

Talking to kids about weed: Tips on having the conversation

Since marijuana is now legal in Canada, your kids will likely have a few questions about pot. Writer Sydney Loney went to the experts for help with the answers.

Expecting

Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy

Eighty percent of pregnant women experience nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (or NVP), so here are some ways to deal with your morning sickness.

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.

10 signs of pregnancy

Think you might be pregnant? Here's how to tell.

Baby

Birthdays 101: Tips For A First Birthday Party

Here are our top nine party tips to make it the best first birthday ever.

Do you need to buy your baby’s domain name?

In the future, your wee babe may appreciate that you saved his domain when it comes to staking claim in an email address. Ashton and Mila did it—should you, too?

7 tips to make it through your baby’s first cold

Treating a baby’s first cold can be stressful. Here's how to identify it and ways to help bring relief.

27 tried and tested tips for new parents

Advice from real parents that have been there, done that. 

Toddler

Is thumb sucking really that bad?

For many, the reaction to thumb sucking is that it should be nipped in the bud before it develops into a habit through the toddler and preschool years.

Ask Dr. Marla: Stomach ache causes

My 10-year-old daughter often complains of stomach aches. She doesn’t seem to have any other physical symptoms. Could it be related to stress?

A Picture-Taking Pause: One Mom’s Resolution

In a world where we document ev.er.y.thing, writer Rosemary Counter has decided to be present in her memories instead of taking pictures of them.

Nostalgia Meets Family Time at McDonald’s Canada Family Nights

There are some things that are ingrained in your memory from your earliest years.

Preschool

Selective mutism: How to encourage verbal interaction

Is your child "so shy" that they won't even speak? It may be selective mutism.

8 Ways To Make Old Toys Seem New Again

If your child is losing interest in her playthings, or you’re tired of finding abandoned toys all over the house, try these tips to regain a sense of order and keep things fresh at playtime.

Help end meltdowns with meditation

At home, parents can remove noisy distractions and devices, set up a quiet space to practise sitting and listen to their breathing together.

How To Promote Positive Mental Health At Every Age

We take our kids for regular physicals and make sure their vaccinations are up to date. How can we inoculate them against mental health problems, too?

School Age

11 school lunches that aren’t sandwiches (OK, maybe one)

The thing about lunches is your kids have to eat them every day. Which means you need ideas to keep things lively. Behold, our fave school lunch ideas.

How to communicate with your kid’s teacher

Establish a productive relationship with your child’s teacher from day one.

How to take charge if your child is being bullied

Many of us have had the talk with our kids: be aware of bullying, report any incident right away, don’t be a bystander. But are we as prepared to deal with this problem with our own children, and as an extension, their schools, if it happens to our child?

Are You Raising an Olympian?

The world of competitive sports is intense. It's a lot of hard work, long hours and sacrifices. We interviewed real families about what it takes.

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