Is your child ready for JK

It's okay to say "no" to starting JK at age three. Parents know their child best when it comes to holding back the first day of school.


The dreaded back-to-school lunch

There may be butterflies in the stomach of kids returning to school but what is going to fill their stomach at lunch time?


Four ways to encourage independence every day

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Children can’t flourish if parents hold on too tight. The key is to let kids test their skills in developmentally appropriate ways. Here’s how.  


How times have changed toys marketed to girls

Toys designed for girls have morphed drastically. The trend in feminizing and sexualizing toys and brands is very apparent.


What’s the best cleaner to clean crayon and marker mess

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An experiment and a lesson about colouring off the paper.


Saying goodbye is never easy

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I’ve lost a woman who enriched my life with so much love, humour and a passion for all things living.


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