Teen

Teen

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The modern family is seen everywhere. No longer confined to the typical family-friendly locations of parks, the backyard, or the myriad of fast food chains – these days moms, dads and kids could be sitting next to a couple of professionals talking business. Preparing kids to conduct themselves ap...

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Today’s kids aren’t any different than the children you see holding doors for pregnant women as they struggle into the grocery store or giving up their seats to an elderly person on the bus on Leave it to Beaver reruns. Teaching a modern child about etiquette and manners is possible. “As a parent...

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With summer break from school comes pool parties, vacations, and good ol’ fashioned hanging out. However, while children are getting their much deserved rest from school, they also might be losing some of their much needed literacy skills. ABC Life Literacy Canada is just one organization that is...

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Teenagers are notoriously moody and it’s fairly common for 13-19 year olds to retreat into their own lives, lashing out against parents and feeling down when things don’t seem to go their way. However, some teens aren’t just filled with angst – they may be clinically depressed. Marlene Fraser* an...

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 The lure of young children to water is a natural during the warm, steamy summer month.   Swimming, skiing, diving, Marco Polo and host of other activities – is a Canadian tradition from June to August.  Appreciating the country’s natural water sources is must when the snow and rain are long gone, a...

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Present day news, advertisements, and even blockbuster movies are focussed on our environment – the bad things that we’re doing to it, and the bad things that it’s doing to us. Today’s kids are exposed to these stories – potentially internalizing ‘eco-fears’ rather than being enabled with the too...

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Instilling the joy of reading in your child can be challenging – but rewarding. With the summer months upon us, it’s the perfect time to get regular reading habits onto your kid’s radar to not only help them productively fill their time away from school, but also lay the foundation for learning a...

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Between picking the kids up from school, checking your blackberry for that important email you are expecting and driving the kids to soccer practice it is no wonder parents are feeling the time crunch. A study released this week by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing says “one in five Canadian adults...

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by Lianne Castelino   www.whereparentstalk.com One of the world's leading authorities on privacy issues opened my eyes to a whole new world I never really considered as a parent, during her address at an international conference on communications that I attended yesterday. Dr. Ann C...

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Daniella Girgenti It's 6:00pm and you're just walking in the door. Your three kids are hungry, the living room is a disaster, and there are loads upon loads of laundry waiting for you. How did this happen to you? Busy families can achieve household bliss through just one action - organiz...