Let children help choose charities
When it comes to charity, everyone involved benefits. From those on the receiving end to those doing the giving, charity pays dividends for all concerned
Kids Party Planning Tips
Chances are if you have children, you’ll be hosting a party for kids at least once this year. Children’s parties should be more about making memories than how much money is spent. Here are tips on what to consider
Encourage kids to volunteer early
There are many options for teens to complete the compulsory 40 hours of community involvement for high school graduation – from boxing up groceries at a local food bank to planting trees. As one parent says, “It’s easy for kids
Connecting with kids
Question: Now that school is around the corner, I’m getting nervous again about how to connect with my 12 year old daughter. The summer went well but I get anxious about how to keep our relationship strong during thi
Laptops for kids
Now that laptop computers are outselling traditional desktop computers, it’s a good possibility that your kids will try to sell you on the idea of getting them a laptop. But typical laptops can be expensive investments, most especially w
Golf show caters to kids
The next best thing to being able to play golf is a making the rounds at the Toronto Star Golf & Travel Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, February 29-March 2. In its 19th year, this is an event
Cool boosters appeal to big kids
It’s been more than two years since Ontario expanded its child car seat laws to include children up to age 8 or until they weigh 36 Kg (80 lbs) or measure 145 CM (4 foot 9 inches) tall. Since that
Kid of the Year
One family, one classroom and maybe one neighbour at a time, 10-year-old Branden ‘Blue Box’ McQueen is cleaning up the earth.
Kid of the Year
At nine-years old Jackie Cheng has faced profound sadness, losing her dad in 2006.
But somehow this loss has not impacted her sunny disposition, selfless kindness and driven resolve to do well academically.
Kid of the Year – Exemplary Citizen
With loyal friends like Sydney Johnstone on his side, Evan Harris is in good company in his battle with leukemia.
Kids with undesirable friends
Q I can’t stand the kids my teen is hanging out with. They are rude and disrespectful. What do you recommend?
A It’s very difficult for parents to admit they don’t like their teen’s friends. When I do my
What motivates your child
Why does getting your child to do something for you one day seem so simple, yet another day seem almost impossible? The good news is that educational researchers from around the world have also wondered the same thing, and have