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11 school lunch ideas 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.

Setting limits on screen time

Screen time can be difficult to enforce, especially when we're obsessed with screens ourselves. Here's how to set limits for your family.

Is there a ‘normal’ weight for babies?

It’s not that simple, says Dr. Dina Kulik, a mom, pediatrician and Emergency Medicine Physician at The Hospital for Sick Children.

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.

Why do I have bright red cheeks during pregnancy?

There are a lot of reasons why you might experience red, rosy cheeks during your pregnancy.

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.

How to deal with sleep problems during pregnancy

A baby bump can make a good night’s sleep seem impossible. Read on for tips to help you get a proper rest.

Baby

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?

Is baby talk good for babies?

Are you holding your “wittle babeeeee” back by being too cutesy? We asked an expert.

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.

Let’s stop shaming new parents and support them instead

Sometimes well-intentioned comments can come off a little harsh. Here's how to be helpful and not shame new parents. Haters, back off.

Toddler

Tips to feeding your kids fruits and veggies

We know how much kids are supposed to get each day, but in many cases, it's easier said than done.

Is running a home daycare worth it?

With the cost of daycare only going up, if you have the credentials, opening your own home daycare can be tempting. Here's some helpful tips to help you decide if it's the right route for you.

How to curb your child’s nose picking

It's gross, but it's also kids being kids. If your child is a nose picker, don’t punish; just hand over a tissue.

The importance of teaching resilience

We bend over backwards to give them every advantage in life. Well, that’s all well and good, Mom and Dad, but there’s something missing in that list of admirable character traits: resilience. And the question is, in this era of parenting, are we letting our kids fall down enough?

Preschool

The benefits of sharing a bedroom

For many parents, each child having his or her own bedroom is ideal. But sometimes it’s not possible, nor even preferable. Don’t sweat it. There are lots of benefits to bunking together.

Try these tips to get your kids to sleep

According to a study, consistent nighttime routine can help your child fall asleep faster, sleep better and experience fewer and shorter night wakings.

End meltdowns with meditation and mindfulness

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

4 ways to teach kids empathy

When kids are unkind, we need to remember that they’re not intentionally trying to be hurtful. But as they grow, it's important to instil a sense of empathy. Here's how. 

School Age

5 ways to get kids to talk about their...

Tired of the one-word answers when you ask your kid to talk about their day? Try these five tips to get the conversation rolling.

Milestones to expect in the school years

School age children usually have excellent memories and a capacity to absorb new information. Boys and girls develop differently from ages five to 10. Here's what to expect.

4 tips for encouraging kids to write

Penning letters and jotting down stories and plays are all ways to get your kids to practise writing. (And we bet they won’t even notice.)

How Can I Make the Flu Shot Less Painful?

There are lots of proven ways for parents to improve the needle experience.

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