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Back-to-School Tips for Parents

2 Sep , 2015  

Grandparents Helping Children With Homework

Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement… and anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved tips. More…

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16 tips to calm back-to-school jitters for kids (and parents!)

2 Sep , 2015  

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Like all big transitions in life, the start of a new school year can be scary for kids — and for moms and dads too! How can parents help their kids cope? And how can they keep their own anxieties in check.

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The Importance of Spending More Quality Time with Your Kids

10 Apr , 2015  

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Families are busy these days. After work, school, extra-curricular activities, meetings, housework and the other inevitable realities of life, there isn’t a lot of time leftover for quality time to spend with your children. More…

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Homework Tips For Parents

21 Nov , 2014  

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The primary purpose of homework is to reinforce the information and skills your child learns at school. It has been reported that teachers of all grades are increasing the amount of homework they assign. More…

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Preparing a child with Sensory Issues on Halloween

29 Oct , 2014  

brother and two sisters on  Halloween party

Most children eagerly anticipate Halloween. It is their night on the town. They may spend hours planning their costumes, mapping out their trick-or-treat routes and devising new ways to sort and ration their sweet haul at the end of the evening. More…

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Halloween Safety Tips

24 Oct , 2014  

Happy family sitting on hay bales and holding pumpkins.

With Halloween right around the corner, the American Red Cross would like everyone to stay safe when they don their costumes and go out to Trick-or-Treat. More…

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What Parents Should Know

3 Oct , 2014  

Mother with son doing homework

Learn about what to teach your child before they head off to school.

Given that the national curriculum was created by the 1988 Education Reform Act and first used in schools in 1989, the fact that no one has written a parents’ guide to it before is puzzling. More…

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Qualities of an Ideal Parent

3 Oct , 2014  

Six happy children

If you were to create an ideal parent, what qualities would s/he have? What would they look like? What would they say or do?

I’ve been thinking about this question for quite some time. In many ways I find the topic a bit daunting, so I’d like to open up the conversation. More…

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Time Management

29 Apr , 2014  

Time for family concept

The general sentiment around productivity is to get more done in less time. While this is great in theory, focusing solely on getting the most done can lead to burning out. This is only compounded when you throw managing a home and family into the mix.

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Money Values

29 Apr , 2014  

Little boy saving money in piggy bank

Have you taught your children the value of money yet?

It is a campaign first proclaimed by the Government of Canada in 1985 and co-ordinated by The Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada) annually.

Each year the co-ordinators choose a theme, and this year the theme is Family and Finances – It just adds up! More…

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