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The basics kids need to know when walking to and from school alone

Janice Biehn, editor of ParentsCanada magazine, talks about what you need to know to feel safe letting your child walk alone to and from school.

How to pick a backpack for your child

Ill-fitting backpacks can cause backache and neck and shoulder pain.

Back-to-school jitters: shyness or anxiety?

Going back to school is exciting for many tweens, but for others, just thinking about school can trigger social anxiety.


Handling food allergies in high school

When kids with allergies hit high school, they're on their own.

Momsense: How to choose a properly fitting backpack

Help your child manage the weight of school supplies with a properly fitting backpack.

7 Tips to teach your kids about walking home from school

Street proof your child so they can walk home from school.

How to detect and get rid of lice

Watch Dawn Mucci of Lice Squad Canada show you how to detect and get rid of lice. Video courtesy of Lice Squad Canada

Getting rid of lice

When Dawn Mucci’s son was just four years old, he came home from daycare with lice and promptly passed it on to her. “I struggled with lice as a child and felt the stigma from other children, and right away I was brought back to that place.” She soon...

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