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35+ cool products for back to school

From notebooks and binders to lunch bags and backpacks, here's our fave back-to-school gear.

Expert Tips on Helping Kids Excel at Distance Learning

We know it seems tricky to master, but your student can ace working remotely. Here’s how.

What’s on Netflix Canada this August

The weather is hot and the watching is good. Tune in for some stellar new content (including some really intriguing docs for after the kids are in bed), much-loved shows and fun films, including your fave childhood flicks like Indian in the Cupboard and The Little Rascals. See what they've got for the whole fam below.

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Teaching Kids How To Not Spread Germs

Kids love to share, well, everything. But when it comes to germs, keep'em to yourself! That's easier said than done. We have tips to help.

How to communicate with your kid’s teacher

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

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.

Expecting

32 top tips for a smooth pregnancy

Congrats on your pregnancy. You have a lot on your mind and lots to plan for. We collected some some great tips in an easy-to-digest list to help make sure your pregnancy is a smooth one. 

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.

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

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.

How to babyproof your home

While it's not possible to make your home completely baby-proof, there are lots of things you can do to make it as safe as possible.

Are some germs good for your baby?

According to Dr. Dina Kulik, a pediatrician and emergency medicine doctor who works at Kindercare Paediatrics and SickKids hospital in Toronto, babies can benefit from germs.

Your Common Breastfeeding Questions Answered

We asked a team of healthcare experts from Mount Sinai Hospital’s Mother Baby Unit in Toronto to respond to some of the breastfeeding questions most commonly asked by new moms.

Toddler

8 Parenting Myths Debunked

You've heard them before. Things like "pacifiers are bad" or "you won't sleep again." Dr. Dina sheds some light on eight age-old parenting misconceptions.

Everything You Need To Know About Hand Foot And Mouth Disease

Caused by the coxsackie virus, hand, foot and mouth disease can affect kids at any age (and can even affect adults), though it’s most often found in the younger set.

What to Do if Your Toddler Isn’t Talking Yet

Toddlers can be tough to understand – but when does that become a problem?

40 must-do summer activities

Summer time and the living is easy. Well, maybe not so easy with kids, but hopefully a bit more laidback. Behold, your essential summer activities checklist. (If we could add a checkmark emoji, we would.)

Preschool

Is It OK To Swear In Front Of Kids?

Maybe you have a potty mouth or just let the odd expletive slip when you're mad. Whichever the case, is it OK to swear in front of kids? Two moms and an expert weigh in.

These Education Apps Have Extended Their Free Trials

As much of the country continues to learn from home, we’re all looking for ways to engage our kids in something other...

6 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 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.

School Age

Should kids have more freedom?

Honestly, parents were way more chill decades ago. As kids we hung out under the sun, not always under our parents’ watchful eyes. Is summer the season of supervision, or should we let our kids roam until the streetlights come on?

Talking To Kids Who Feel Too Old For Booster Seats

If your child is fighting back to ditch the booster and sit upfront prematurely, you’re going to need to put on the brakes. Here’s how.

Parents, Let Yourselves Off the Hook for Screen Time

It's easy to worry about how much time your kiddo spends in front of the television, tablet or computer during physical distancing. One expert tells us why you shouldn't overthink it.

5 Ways to Help Kids with COVID-19 Anxiety

Every day, there are new developments and updates in the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on for suggestions to help kids to process information and handle their anxiety in these difficult and unsettling times.

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