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Navigating mindfulness with my teenager in a digital world

Recently my teenage daughter and I took an online usage quiz and, after seeing our results, I was pretty shocked. I was spending more than two hours or more per day online and my teenager was online more than three hours everyday.

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.)

Fun Family-Friendly Destinations

Sure, fall brings crisp air and vibrant foliage, but you can also expect busier family schedules, too. Now is the perfect time to book a getaway you can all look forward to--a break from juggling work, school and activities in the months to come.

6 great places to go apple picking in the GTA

Is there a nicer way to spend a fall weekend with kids than visiting an apple orchard? Think pick-your-own, wagon rides, petting zoos and playgrounds, with a backdrop of beautiful fall foliage and crisp, autumn air. And don’t forget the apple treats!

5 ways to squeeze out the last moments of summer

Moms and dads are in countdown mode to the first day of school but there's still time to make a few more summer memories.

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.

Back-to-School Jitters: Shyness or Anxiety?

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

The Benefits of Eating as a Family

Although sitting down and eating together may not happen overnight, here are five ways to help bring people back to the dinner table to establish more meaningful connections.

5 ways to help you and your child cope while you’re away

Being away from your kid isn't easy. But it's important for parents to manage their pre-trip anxiety to make it easier on both of you.

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.

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