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Five Surprising Things to Know About Starting School

The ABCs and 123s aren’t pre-requisites for starting school. We’ve got a few other lesser-known tidbits for you to put in your back pocket for the early days of kindergarten.

Is It OK To Take Over Your Kids’ Homework?

Is it helpful to step in and takeover homework for your kids? It's a contentious topic. We asked two parents and an expert.

How to Apply To Private School (While Schools Are Closed)

Whether you’re just starting the process, or seeing it through, you can still score a spot at your top choice.

Should kids have more freedom?

Honestly, parents were way more chill decades ago. As kids we hung out under the sun, not always under our parents’ watchful eyes. Is summer the season of supervision, or should we let our kids roam until the streetlights come on?

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. 

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?

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