Amy Bell

Amy Bell is a digital contributor to CBC. She can be heard weekdays on The Early Edition as the traffic and weather reporter and parenting columnist.

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As summer approaches, how can parents prepare for another season of COVID-19?

Warmer weather can conjure up lazy days spent at the beach and backyard barbecues with friends. But as B.C. grapples with its third wave, are we in for a cruel summer?
Point of View

Are rules made to be broken? How parents can help kids understand why some people don't follow pandemic rules

As we continue to ask our children to follow provincial health orders, what about the adults who don’t? Is it time to impose a stern time-out on the people who don’t comply?

Friendships play a huge role in child development. But what role is the pandemic playing in child friendships?

Friends can mean the world to kids, but those bonds have been tested over the past year.
Parental Guidance

Happy anniversary…? Marking the highs and lows in a year of pandemic parenting

It’s been one year of parenting through a pandemic. Through the good and the bad, families have made it through the lows and celebrated the highs.
Point of View

How to help your kids hold onto hope during the dark days of the pandemic

Yes, post-pandemic life awaits us — but it's a long way off and will likely be permanently different than life before. So how can parents continue to point out the silver linings while making sure their kids are realistic about the future?
Point of View

How to raise an ally: Kids need to learn about racism and what they can do to fight it

Race and racism can be a difficult subject to tackle as a parent, no matter what colour your skin or your child's may be. 
Point of View

How getting your kids to do chores does so much more than keeping the house clean

Helping out around the house can give kids faith in their abilities, as well as a sense of belonging, control and usefulness.
Point of View

January blues are always tough — especially during a pandemic 

The early days of 2021 are feeling awfully similar to 2020. So how can parents prevent the post-holiday blues during a Pandemic?
Point of View

The strength kids have found in adversity might be the silver lining to COVID-19

One of the lasting legacies of 2020 might be the strength and the resilience our children continue to show and develop. 
Point of View

Don't scrimp on the tinsel or icing sugar. It's OK to brighten a COVID-19 Christmas

December is typically filled with joyful traditions and celebrations filled with family and good cheer. But COVID-19 is the lump of coal for many holiday plans.