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By: Melinda Lamarche We now find ourselves at the end of the summer holidays and the start of the school routine is upon us.  It is at this time of year that many parents are scratching their heads thinking about how to keep up with packing lunches and looking for ideas and inspiration to keep th...

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Elite athletes can serve as healthy role models for today’s youth but it is important for parents to balance the image of a successful sports hero with the realities of life behind the scenes to help put a human face on Olympic-sized success. According to Dr. Gail Beck, Director of Youth Outpatie...

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Reading about a child’s death is gut-wrenching as a parent.  The solidarity you feel with other mothers and fathers makes it virtually impossible not to weep for their loss and question your faith in the world. You can’t help but imagine your own family experiencing such tragedy and reeling from ...

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Ontario’s Minister of Children and Youth Services has penned an open letter to Toronto’s City Council making his case for why the city’s current street hockey ban should be lifted.  Council is expected to debate the issue later this week. Michael Coteau says Ontario’s capital city can lead the wa...

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No one revels in the art of taking smart shortcuts more than yours truly. You know the one that leads from point A to D with expedience and without sacrificing quality. It's a thrilling thing! And when you master it, there is no turning back. The sheer delight in increased efficiency, timely turnaro...

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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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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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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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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...