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6 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.)

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.

Help kids learn to cope with stress

Kids get anxious. Hard stop. But news flash: cortisol (some, anyway) isn’t only inevitable, it’s good for everyone. It’s all about healthy ways to deal.

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 take charge if your child is being bullied

Many of us have had the talk with our kids: be aware of bullying, report any incident right away, don’t be a bystander. But are we as prepared to deal with this problem with our own children, and as an extension, their schools, if it happens to our child?

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.

Are You Raising an Olympian?

The world of competitive sports is intense. It's a lot of hard work, long hours and sacrifices. We interviewed real families about what it takes.

Are you signing up your kids for too many activities?

Here's how to know if you've bitten off more than you can chew.

5 ways to get kids to talk about their day

Tired of the one-word answers when you ask your kid to talk about their day? Try these five tips to get the conversation rolling.

Why you should increase how often you walk your kids to school

Increasing how often you walk your kids to school, even just a bit, makes a huge difference.

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