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Dealing with mean girls

Here’s some Mean Girl Management 101 for you and your daughter.

Talking To Kids Who Feel Too Old For Booster Seats

If your child is fighting back to ditch the booster and sit upfront prematurely, you’re going to need to put on the brakes. Here’s how.

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?

Raising body-positive kids (in a not-so-body-positive world)

We spoke to four experts about how to best help kids learn to love themselves. (And if you could use a confidence boost, take a cue from these parents.)

Let’s talk about parental anxiety (and how to help curb it)

It's normal to feel anxiety and want to protect your kid from every little thing, but If the daily rigours of parenting make you as if like you’re under a dark cloud, here’s how to find a little sunshine. 

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.)

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. 

The importance of teaching resilience

We bend over backwards to give them every advantage in life. Well, that’s all well and good, Mom and Dad, but there’s something missing in that list of admirable character traits: resilience. And the question is, in this era of parenting, are we letting our kids fall down enough?

How the media portrays females is affecting girls—and boys

Despite decades of advancements in gender equality, stereotypes persist in today’s media. From overly sexualized female characters on big and small screens, to rampant stories of misogyny in the daily news, parents are navigating a minefield. How can we teach girls—and boys—to tell truth from fiction?

Here’s why STEM needs girls

It’s 2018 and science, technology, engineering and math fields are still dominated by men. So why are Canadian girls and women still underrepresented in STEM?

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