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4 ways to teach kids empathy

When kids are unkind, we need to remember that they’re not intentionally trying to be hurtful. But as they grow, it's important to instil a sense of empathy. Here's how. 

Will swearing in front of my kids %#$* them up?

Deputy editor Lisa Van De Geyn speaks to a child psychologist and potty-mouth parents (*raises hand*) to answer this %#$&*@% question.

How to make a DIY chore chart

Maybe the kids will be more into their weekly chores if you spend a crafternoon making an adorable chore-tracking system.

How to teach racial acceptance

Canada’s growing diversity should mean racism is a thing of the past, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. What can parents do to promote acceptance of all colours, cultures and creeds? QUITE A BIT.

Tips to feeding your kids fruits and veggies

We know how much kids are supposed to get each day, but in many cases, it's easier said than done.

Selective mutism: How to encourage verbal interaction

Is your child "so shy" that they won't even speak? It may be selective mutism.

Bringing kids to weddings (and other etiquette advice)

Three wedding pros share their tried-and-true tips for nice nuptials.

Should all classmates get invited to your kid’s birthday?

The whole class, or just a few friends? That is the birthday party dilemma. Two moms and an expert weigh in.

Setting limits on screen time

Screen time can be difficult to enforce, especially when we're obsessed with screens ourselves. Here's how to set limits for your family.

Help end meltdowns with meditation

At home, parents can remove noisy distractions and devices, set up a quiet space to practise sitting and listen to their breathing together.

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