Bad Behaviour: Taking the sting out of someone else’s response

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As the parent of a child who has special needs, I have been in many situations where people have meant well in their response to something but rather, left me feeling like a mess.


All dolled up: playing in a doll universe

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Nine-year-old Trinity Ann was an only child until last year, when her baby sister Tesla was born. It was Darcy and Audrey who kept her busy – she would bathe and feed them, sing and read to them.


Teach your kids to receive gifts graciously

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International etiquette expert Sharon Schweitzer offers advice for teaching kids to receive gifts graciously.   


Ready, set, Kids’ Run Club is a go

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For many kids, getting the blood pumping is more likely to result from playing an intense video game than shooting hoops or riding a bike. Certainly, today’s youth are not the most active generation ever.


Teachable Talents

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When my daughter was in Grade 4, a proud tear sprang to my eye when her teacher, known to be a stern taskmaster, declared: “Rebecca has something that can’t be taught –  motivation.”


Driving home road safety this Halloween

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Driving home the importance of road safety can make Halloween less frightening for trick-or-treaters


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