Education

After a Quebec shootings, how can we encourage my kids?

I had just put the kids to bed, when a friend texted with the news of the shooting at the mosque in Quebec. People—six fathers—were dead. Shot and killed as they prayed in a place of sanctuary. I froze in panic, fear and confusion. I did not sleep much: worry and sadness kept my...

4 ways to uncover your daughter she’s only as intelligent as a boys

New research published last week in the journal Science revealed some discouraging findings for parents trying to instill a sense of gender equality in their kids. The study found that at age five, both boys and girls associate innate intelligence more with their own gender: girls are more likely to say that girls are...

Mindfulness for kids: Learning romantic law in school

As morning recess ends at Bracebridge Public School, a kindergarten to grade eight school in Ontario’s cottage country, the grade fours and fives of room 128 shuffle upstairs to their class, everyone talking in outdoor voices. Most are slow to settle. Back in their homeroom, a boy in a black-and-white hoodie stops at the...

5 best plan games for large kids

Photo: @teamwillsnz via Instagram The first time my eight-year-old played chess, I was shocked. Not because she won (she didn’t) or because she was incredible (she wasn’t), but because she sat still for 30 minutes straight, focusing intently on the game. For a busy kid who’s always on the go, it was truly remarkable. Strategy games...

This mom’s lovable video is a ideal approach to learn kids about consent

Where do you even begin when talking to your kid about consent? It’s a hard conversation to have, but it’s a necessary one. If you don’t know how to approach this topic, a video is always a great way to start and that’s why one mom decided to create a cute video to teach kids about consent. Titled...

A hand-holding beam to IEPs

Photo: iStock When my daughter initially showed difficulty in school—in grade two her reading was coming slowly and she had trouble writing letters and spelling words—one of the first of many, many acronyms we heard tossed about was “IEP.” She’s our first-born, so we were completely new to the school system and had no idea...

16 kids’ books about refugees

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25 doable ways to invitation during your kid’s school

Illustrations: Jordan Sondler. Photo: Stocksy United We know we can’t finagle a day off for each margin outing to a museum. Or your change work prevents we from committing to a...

Homework help: Taking a hands-off approach

When it comes to homework, Toronto mom Kristyn Gelfand has finished a unwavering preference not to assistance her kids, Azzurra, 11, Sonika, 10, and Basil, 7. It’s not an easy...

Barbara Reid’s ‘Read Me a Book’ is ideal for all ages

Photo: Scholastic Canada It’s Family Literacy Day, and to celebrate, orator and best-selling Canadian author and illustrator Barbara Reid has reissued her pleasing board book – it’s all about reading! The pleasing...

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