Lisa Van De Geyn, Deputy Editor of ParentsCanada

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10 pretty floral baby names

We've got pretty floral baby names that might be a good pick (see what we did there?) for your sweet babe.

Take An Educational Trip As A Family

Kids LOVE days away from the classroom with their teachers and fellow students—that goes without saying. But is a learning experience disguised as a vacation with parents and siblings in tow just as fun? Educational trips, or edutrips, are definitely cool, and there are plenty of reasons to plan one the next time you travel with your brood.

Buyers’ Guide To Weighted Blankets

Using a weighted blanket is just like swaddling a babe or being hugged tight, and they’ve been touted for their treatment or help with insomnia, mental health issues (depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder), restless leg syndrome, Alzheimer’s and even cerebral palsy in adults, and have even shown some positive results with those on the autism spectrum.

How Should I Start The Puberty Conversation?

The whole “we need to talk about your changing body” talk isn’t necessarily easy (or comfortable, or pleasant) for parents. (Us included.) Don’t worry— we asked a paediatrician for some help.

How Much Should I Tell My Kids About My Finances?

We asked a financial writer for her take on spilling the beans about what’s in their pocketbooks.

5 Ways To Give Back As A Family

There's lots of ways to give, from monetary donations to sharing your time. Read on for tips on making charity a family affair. 

Here’s why STEM needs girls

It’s 2018 and science, technology, engineering and math fields are still dominated by men. So why are Canadian girls and women still underrepresented in STEM?

Are you signing up your kids for too many activities?

Here's how to know if you've bitten off more than you can chew. 

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.