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Philanthropy 101

Sometimes we give to charities out of habit or just because somebody knocked on our door. Maybe there’s a better way. What is needed is staggering; there are more than 160,000 nonprofits and registered charities in Canada – and they all need money and time. So where is a family...

A Baby Won’t Change Me!

AUTHOR AND MOMMY BLOGGER REBECCA ECKLER TELLS US HOW SHE AND OTHER MOMS KEEP THEIR COOL I just did something I never imagined myself doing. I posted on my fridge a free, tacky calendar, courtesy of a local real estate agent. After forgetting my five-year-old daughter’s skate day, and forgetting...

Live Healthier And Longer By Changing Just A Few Basic, Daily Habits

Dr. William Meller, author of Evolution Rx, talked with ParentsCanada about how to live healthier and longer by changing just a few basic, daily habits. IF BETTER HEALTH IS THE GOAL, OUR DAILY HABITS ARE THE SUBTEXT. PC: You suggest very specific daily habits to improve our health and longevity. Do...

Green Daycares

My passion for being environmentally responsible started in childhood with watching how my father treated nature,” says Lorisa Zazular. Today, Lorisa is developing a ‘green’ pilot project for Acadia Daycare at its University of British Columbia (UBC) centre. She says, “It’s really important to ensure that children have an awareness of,...

Mommy Laugh Track: Celebrity Parents

Now Showing... Celebrity Parents Celebrity moms and dads raising their children have it really tough – every move is scrutinized by the camera’s lens. So why does it appear to be so much easier for Gwen & Gavin, Brad & Angie and Heidi & Seal to raise their kids than...

Teachers Talk Back: Revenge

Each issue, we invite an educator, who will remain anonymous, to dish the dirt about stuff you might hear in a teacher’s lounge. This issue we hear from a Grade 5 teacher. A TEACHER'S REVENGE It’s here; the night of parent-teacher interviews. Parents and teachers will sit down to address concerns...

Oh, Behave: Get a second opinion before putting your child on ritalin

Question: I’m concerned that schools are too quick to decide that a difficult child has attention deficit disorder. The school has suggested we look into Ritalin so our son’s behaviour can be regulated. I want them to arrange for an independent assessment. Have you an opinion about this? Answer: If the school...

Raising Davis: How Green is Green?

Davis is holding a banana peel and asking me for the hundredth time, “Which one, Mommy?” We have a garbage container with three bins; green, blue and general waste. He’ll get it, eventually. And maybe even my husband, who, when tossing into the in– correct bin, just shrugs his shoulders. Davis...

Inside Child Services

What’s the first thing you think of when you picture a social worker? Perhaps it’s an image of someone, underpaid and burnt out, weary from dealing with drug-addicted mothers and abusive fathers who don’t give a damn about their kids. Perhaps you see them as jaded from witnessing too...

Labels: Words that Stick

Stephanie Rozzi was just like every other kid in her Kindergarten class – she enjoyed snacks, nap time and playing with toys. The only difference was that she communicated in her own unique way: she didn’t use words – at least not words that you’d find in the Oxford...

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