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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...

Teach your kid to save with back-to-school shopping

The older your children get, the more expensive their back-to-school shopping becomes. Teach them to save money for the gear they want.

Camping 101

The economy may have taken a chunk out of your family vacation plans, but consider camping. Canada is loaded with family adventure spots that will give your kids the vacation that they will remember all of their lives. It takes some realistic planning, however, to camp with kids. Think...

Are You Getting Enough Sex?

EVEN AFTER KIDS, QUALITY AND QUANTITY ARE STILL IMPORTANT When you first met your partner your sex life was probably terrific. You experimented; you couldn’t keep your hands off each other. Then, after you were married for a while and the kids came along, bedroom sports got a little, well,...

Living on Less

When the mother of my daughter’s best friend told us she had lost her job, Lucy’s first question was, “Does this mean Claire can’t come to summer camp with me?” I reassured her that her friend would likely go, but we’d have to see if Claire’s mother got another...

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