Publications

Publications

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Can you tell us a bit about the Where Parents Talk story? Our company was started when each of us realized that there were no quality visual resources for new and expectant parents available.  That was in 2000 when web video did not exist and DVDs were just becoming popular.  As new and young m...

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For many Canadian families, multiculturalism starts at home with a mix of winter traditions and celebrations. first!” He soon eased up and now even enjoys helping with the tree. Jennifer Kolari is a Toronto-based family therapist and the founder of Connected Parenting, an approach that teaches paren...

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You want to introduce your kids to the wonders of science, so you plan a trip to your local science centre for a day of exploration. When the day comes to an end, all the fascination and inquisitiveness that the excursion sparked in your children’s minds is put on hold until the next field trip. But...

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Sometimes they need a little help letting go. How many times has your mom or mother-in-law uttered the words, “We didn't have half this amount of gear when I had my babies!” It certainly does seem that babies come with lots of stuff. Fast forward a few years and you’re in the thick of the toy-acq...

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The first day of school can be stressful for both you and your child. Ease the pressure by doing your homework before the big day. Next is negotiating the back-to-school supply list. As tempting as it may be to stock up on school supplies the minute they hit store shelves, it’s important to wait ...

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Nothing says summer like a night in a tent and a meal cooked by a campfire. Here’s how to introduce your family to camping. Camping may be more affordable than many other vacations, but there are more reasons to try it than saving money. Many families – parents and kids alike – find camping allows t...

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Tips for massaging your baby Follow your baby’s cues. She has a large vocabulary in her body language and in the sounds she makes. Talk to your baby. Communicating through words, and the tone of your voice develops your baby’s listening skills. And, of course, smile! Stay encouraged. Even w...

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How to make grocery shopping with kids, dare we say, fun. Lianne & Andrea’s Top 5 Grocery Shopping Tips 1. Schedule, people. You know when your kids are happiest... and when they’re nastiest. So don’t think you can whip into the supermarket right before nap time to pick up a few ingredient...

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We know how much kids are supposed to get each day, but in many cases, it’s easier said than done. Show us a parent who brags their kid will eat everything, and we’ll show you a parent who is, well, not 100% acquainted with the truth. The reality is all children go through a variety of eating pha...

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From the simple days of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey to lavish car-racing and princess “spa” themes, kids’ birthday parties have swelled to become fodder for reality television. Perhaps because of these tough economic times, or a desire to trim the excess, parents seem to be reverting back to the home...