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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.

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. 

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?

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General Tso’s Tofu

Tofu is an easy swap for chicken and this classic take-out dish is no exception.

Summer safety 101

Use these general summer safety tips, go over them with your kids, then let them have a little fun.

Will swearing in front of my kids %#$* them up?

Deputy editor Lisa Van De Geyn speaks to a child psychologist and potty-mouth parents (*raises hand*) to answer this %#$&*@% question.

Expecting

Dealing with gender disappointment

Feeling sad that you’re expecting one gender when you’d hoped for the other? Experts say there are ways to manage your feelings.

Disney Baby Collection

Just Delivered! New Mickey, Minnie and Winnie the Pooh adorable baby outfits and accessories for your littlest...

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

How much weight should a breastfed baby gain each month?

Often times, weight gain isn't as rapid in babies who are breastfed vs formula-fed. Dr. Marla weighs in.

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.

Dealing with new-parent anxiety

Wracked with new-parent anxiety? It's totally normal. Here are ways to deal with it.

The case for putting your marriage before your kids

Parents often feel pressure to put their kids first in all areas of life, but writer Stacy Lee Kong learns why prioritizing your relationship with your partner is good for the whole family.

Toddler

Is it a milk allergy or lactose intolerance?

If your kid seems to be able to tolerate some dairy products but not others, here's what to do.

Preparing Your Child For A Sibling

Becoming a big brother or sister is exciting, but sometimes it turns out to be a lot for your elder child to handle. Read on for tips and tricks to prep them before baby comes and after.

Time-Out Tactics to Help You Both Keep Your Cool

A cooling off period, along with communication, can go a long way.

Is your kid a hoarder?

It can be hard, but it's important to realize the importance of letting go.

Preschool

Do older siblings have too much influence on younger ones?

Almost all younger siblings have the innate desire to mimic their older sibling. While we can't expect older siblings to parent their younger brothers and sisters, they can be positive role models. Here's how.

Do You Let Your Kids See You Naked?

Is it weird to let your kids see you naked? Two moms and an expert weigh in.

Making the Most of It: Celebrations in Isolation

Even in physical distancing, there we will always be life events to acknowledge. So how can we celebrate while remaining physically distant? We've got the goods!

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.

School Age

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 Stay Connected During Physical Distancing

We’ve rounded up five from-a-distance ways to help your rugrats stay connected. Together apart, y’know?

Are We Going Overboard To Make Childhood Magical?

Birthday parties straight off of Pinterest. Over-the-top Halloween costumes. Fairy doors and fairy gardens. Elaborate responses from Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. These days, it’s basically a full-time job to build whimsy into our kids’ lives.

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 than YouTube and TikTok (well, that’s my house at least. If I have to watch another compilation of people dressed up as Teen Titans characters, I’m going to lose it). And while my kids’ awesome teachers have been sending so many great lessons and activities, I have grown frustrated trying to figure out what other apps and sites might entice Sophie, 8, and Juliette, 5, to spend screen time on skill development. That’s why I was delighted to hear that many educational app developers have extended their free trial timelines, to give families a chance to really sink their teeth in and find programs and games that work for them. With help from our friends the App Store, we’ve compiled a quick list below. (Please note: Just type the app name into Search wherever you purchase your apps! They are available for both Apple and android devices.) Preschool/Kindergarten Hungry Caterpillar Playschool: Colourful, interactive lessons for kids aged five and under in spelling, math, problem solving,...

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