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It seems we can’t go more than a few days without hearing a daycare-related horror story. From incidents of disturbing neglect to overcrowding, the daycare industry as a whole has come under serious fire in recent years. As a result of some of this negative press and my own preconceived notions, ...

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By: Cara Scholl Developmental maturity matters more than age when deciding how to explain tragic world events to children says a leading child psychiatrist. According to Dr. Gail Beck, Director of Youth Outpatient Psychiatry at The Royal in Ottawa, parents should tailor their approach to their...

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The worldwide eulogizing of arguably the greatest personality of the 20th Century has been simply riveting to observe, on so many levels and for so many reasons. Each of us should make time, regardless of age or interest, and take in a little bit of the more-than-full life lived with passion, pur...

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By: Melinda Lamarche Summer is here and it’s time to hit the road!  Whether exploring new places or rediscovering old favourites, family road trips can be loads of fun and a chance to create lifelong memories. To keep everyone’s spirits up throughout the journey, it’s a good idea to pack some ...

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Please Note: The below Q&A is for informational purposes only and shouldn’t be considered a substitute for seeking advice from a healthcare practitioner regarding your child’s unique health needs. WhereParentsTalk.com spoke with Dr. Jessica Burke Browman, a licensed and board certified Naturo...

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By: Melinda Lamarche While the weather has been on the upswing for a while now, the official start to summer is just around the corner! School is winding down and friends and family are coming out of hibernation to spend quality time together, often over a meal or two (or three!) To get you re...

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Prolonged exposure to sun and heat can be very harmful to babies and young children.  It is important - especially at this time of year - for parents to refresh themselves on best-practices for keeping kids safe over the summer. In 2015, the Government of Canada posted a comprehensive checklist o...

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Will the real grownups please stand up? It seems everywhere you look these days politicians are behaving badly, throwing Twitter fits, or in Wednesday’s case - actual fits - in the halls of government power. In an unprecedented move ahead of a controversial vote to limit debate on the governme...

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By: Melinda Lamarche It’s finally over!  The strange winter we’ve had has finally said goodbye and we are now enjoying beautiful spring days.  The beginning of spring also means that local produce will soon be finding its way into grocery stores and popping up at Farmers Markets around the city. ...

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As a born and raised Albertan, I feel emotionally struck by the images emerging out of my home province this past week.  The scenes of burned-out neighbourhoods - in a region already reeling from a slumping economy - are incredibly disheartening. Amidst the wreckage, however, there has been an un...