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What Parents With an Autistic Child Wish You Knew About Autism

Autism expert Jonathan Alderson shares what parents of autistic children want you to know, to help create better acceptance and awareness.

Infertility Awareness Week: A Personal Journey to Parenthood

In honour of National Infertility Awareness Week—April 18 to 24, 2021, a week that resonates with so many people—we've asked one woman to share her journey to parenthood. By Samantha Minor* as told to Erin Pepler. When my husband and I decided to have a baby, we thought it would...

Autism Awareness or Acceptance? Why We Should Shift Our Language

Each year, April 1 marks the start of International Autism Awareness Month. Mayors in many cities around the world raise a symbolic flag, and awareness campaigns are often launched on World Autism Awareness Day, April 2. But autism advocacy groups are calling on the public and media outlets to...

5 Things This Sleep Expert Wishes She Could Tell All New Parents

Sleep expert Alanna McGinn summarizes five things she wishes she could tell all new parents about babies and sleep.

What is a plant-forward diet?

A plant-forward diet is about the movement towards including more plant-based foods and fewer animal ones in your everyday eating.

Helping Children With Physical Disabilities Stay Active

It's a great idea to encourage children to be active as research shows that activity can greatly benefit kids’ physical and mental health. We have expert tips for helping your child stay active.

Why Swaddling Newborns Is No Longer Recommended

Knowing whether or not to swaddle newborns has always been a little contentious. Parents and experts are unsure if it's still the right thing to do. Here's some updated guidelines.

How To Care For Baby’s Umbilical Cord And Belly Button

You have a lot of terrain to cover with a new babe in tow. Here are the ins and outs of innies and outies.

Five Ways to Handle Pet Allergens (Without Missing Out on a Pet!)

There are ways to get a handle on your allergen sensitivities so you don’t have to miss out on adding Fluffy or Snowball to the fam. Read on for tips and tricks on how to make it work. 

Kids vs. Screens: A New Documentary from CBC’s The Nature of Things

Our kids spend a lot of time glued to their screens. According to non-profit Common Sense Media, children aged 8 to 12 spend an average of five hours a day on screens, not including school—and that was before the pandemic. Since lockdown in March, screen time has skyrocketed.

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