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By Lianne Castelino    www.whereparentstalk.com Exam week kicks off today in our household. My 12-year-old son will write 6 final exams in 8 days as part of the home stretch of grade 7. It's a fascinating exercise to watch how different children manage this process. Because procrastination ...
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Andrea visits the new "sew lounge" www.emelineannabelle.com

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Girls face many changes and challenges between ages 10-12, experiencing heartbreaks, their first period, treatment from mean girls, humiliation from the other sex, and numerous other hardships that will take away from present happiness and positive growth. While this time in a tween girl’s life i...

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The 21st century has begun with a bang. Well, a few bangs. With natural disasters hitting our Earth like Hurricane Katrina and Haiti’s earthquake, and unnatural ones as well – namely the recent BP oil spill off the Gulf Mexico – our children have been exposed to grand gestures of social responsibili...

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By Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com I always wonder why we do this to ourselves.  Why, as a society, we don't seem to be learning.   The Active Healthy Kids Report about the lack of physical activity by young children is appalling and worrisome.   So too are the health...
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The first of four webisodes on WhereParentsTalk TV featuring Paul Gillespie, CEO KINSA, Kids Internet Safety Alliance. The former police officer discusses what parents need to know about their kids internet habits. Important information for parents of all ages of children, especially in light of the...

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by Andrea Howick                Where Parents Talk We spend much of the winter awaiting spring's arrival. Well, it's here! And along with it, every kind of sport-on-wheels you can imagine. It's a mother's ...

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by Andrea Howick                        Where Parents Talk I am serious. Some days all three of them come home, take off their shoes and each one of them has at least one sock with a ...

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How do you cope when your usually inquisitive, sweet and loving 10 year old child suggests that you go somewhere you only wish on your worst enemy? It’s complicated, difficult and stressful, but dealing with your tween as they go through the tumultuous process of puberty is a necessary part of the c...

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It’s safe to say that physically hurting a child as a punishment is wrong. But most parents have been back and forth on whether or not batting the bottom of their children is an effective and merited penalty for misbehaviour. According to a recent Pediatrics online article, leading U.S. pediatric...