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Santa Wish List Tactics for Parents

The Santa List – Managing Expectations

It’s that time of year where kiddo’s wish lists seem to grow and grow and grow. What are your kids expecting from Santa, parents, grandparents and other relatives?

Kids Chores guide by age

Home Responsibilites by Age – Kids Chores and Allowance

Why do I keep harping on giving children jobs? Because believe it or not, children need to feel USEFUL. In fact, all people have to feel as though they are being helpful and making a contribution. When a person participates and does a job or gives of their time and talents it creates a sense of affiliation and belonging that is the sticky glue that pulls a group together.

life saving skills for parents

3 Life-Saving Skills You Need to Know

Learning simple skills that could save a loved one’s life in an emergency is essential knowledge you’ll never regret acquiring. Here are three skills every parent, young adult and older adult should have:

Pickey eaters Tips for Parents

Feeding Picky Eaters

When my kids were toddlers, I did at times dread dinnertime. I would prepare a variety of meals composed of what I felt to be healthy, appealing foods. As toddlers most of those meals ended up everywhere but in their tummies, walls, floor, evenly distributed all over the high-chair.

Baby Signing

My Own Baby Signing Story

Like many parents who sign with their baby, my initial motivation for teaching my son American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary was to give him a way to express

best outdoor kids toys

Top 10 Toys to Get the Kids Outside

Spring has sprung. I am sure of it this time. The grass is turning green, the patio furniture is calling and I am wearing flip flops! Time to get the kids outside, and keep them out there, as long as possible!

Why Your Child Should Go to Summer Camp

Why go to summer camp?

Summer camp! The defining Canadian growing-up experience. So much fun, but more than that … so much learned.

At first glance, camp is a place for kids to learn to swim, sing or speak Spanish. But look closer.

5+ Inspiring Books for Teens

5+ Inspiring Books for Teens & Tweens

Being a teen comes with it’s own unique set of challenges, while the doors open to new freedoms, so too come new doubts, anxiety and even struggles with

Calm Kids with Breath Like a Bear

30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere   An essential part of your back-to-school kit to help your child learn valuable calming techniques

preparing for the first day of school

3 Ways to Prepare for the First Day of School

Starting school for the very first time. It’s an exciting, busy time. Sure, the summer’s slowed-down pace coupled with not having to pack school lunches makes July & August pure joy.

Baby Bump Toddler Show

Bump, Baby, and Toddler Expo Goes Virtual

Insightful at-home digital series featuring expert parenting advice! The challenges of parenting can undoubtedly feel overwhelming, and even more so in a pandemic. That’s why Bump, Baby and Toddler Expo #BBTE is bringing the experts to you on July 4 & 5, 2020.

Quick Toilet Training Tips

The Ultimate Improv Method to Toilet Training

The Ultimate Guide to successfully toilet training three preschoolers simultaneously (by making it all up as you go along), in 10 easy steps. If you are the parent of multiples or you have two or more preschoolers in your charge, you too can triumphantly toilet train by simply winging it!

Tips for Perfect Birthday Parties

Everyday is a great day to have a party

Everyday is a great day to have a party especially if you can have fun doing it! Parties should be enjoyable not only for your child and their guests but also for you. Planning a child’s birthday party can feel like one of the most stressful tasks in a parent’s life!

Santa Wish List Tactics for Parents

The Santa List – Managing Expectations

It’s that time of year where kiddo’s wish lists seem to grow and grow and grow. What are your kids expecting from Santa, parents, grandparents and other relatives? What

Kids Chores guide by age

Home Responsibilites by Age – Kids Chores and Allowance

Why do I keep harping on giving children jobs? Because believe it or not, children need to feel USEFUL. In fact, all people have to feel as though they are being helpful and making a contribution. When a person participates and does a job or gives of their time and talents it creates a sense of affiliation and belonging that is the sticky glue that pulls a group together.

life saving skills for parents

3 Life-Saving Skills You Need to Know

Learning simple skills that could save a loved one’s life in an emergency is essential knowledge you’ll never regret acquiring. Here are three skills every parent, young adult and older adult should have:

Pickey eaters Tips for Parents

Feeding Picky Eaters

When my kids were toddlers, I did at times dread dinnertime. I would prepare a variety of meals composed of what I felt to be healthy, appealing foods. As toddlers most of those meals ended up everywhere but in their tummies, walls, floor, evenly distributed all over the high-chair.

Baby Signing

My Own Baby Signing Story

Like many parents who sign with their baby, my initial motivation for teaching my son American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary was to give him a way to express his

best outdoor kids toys

Top 10 Toys to Get the Kids Outside

Spring has sprung. I am sure of it this time. The grass is turning green, the patio furniture is calling and I am wearing flip flops! Time to get the kids outside, and keep them out there, as long as possible!

Why Your Child Should Go to Summer Camp

Why go to summer camp?

Summer camp! The defining Canadian growing-up experience. So much fun, but more than that … so much learned.

At first glance, camp is a place for kids to learn to swim, sing or speak Spanish. But look closer.

5+ Inspiring Books for Teens

5+ Inspiring Books for Teens & Tweens

Being a teen comes with it’s own unique set of challenges, while the doors open to new freedoms, so too come new doubts, anxiety and even struggles with self-identity. Parenting

Calm Kids with Breath Like a Bear

30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere   An essential part of your back-to-school kit to help your child learn valuable calming techniques to

preparing for the first day of school

3 Ways to Prepare for the First Day of School

Starting school for the very first time. It’s an exciting, busy time. Sure, the summer’s slowed-down pace coupled with not having to pack school lunches makes July & August pure joy.

Baby Bump Toddler Show

Bump, Baby, and Toddler Expo Goes Virtual

Insightful at-home digital series featuring expert parenting advice! The challenges of parenting can undoubtedly feel overwhelming, and even more so in a pandemic. That’s why Bump, Baby and Toddler Expo #BBTE is bringing the experts to you on July 4 & 5, 2020.

Quick Toilet Training Tips

The Ultimate Improv Method to Toilet Training

The Ultimate Guide to successfully toilet training three preschoolers simultaneously (by making it all up as you go along), in 10 easy steps. If you are the parent of multiples or you have two or more preschoolers in your charge, you too can triumphantly toilet train by simply winging it!

Tips for Perfect Birthday Parties

Everyday is a great day to have a party

Everyday is a great day to have a party especially if you can have fun doing it! Parties should be enjoyable not only for your child and their guests but also for you. Planning a child’s birthday party can feel like one of the most stressful tasks in a parent’s life!

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