Topic: parental guidance

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Who are you to judge? Parents are increasingly calling out others for their pandemic behaviour

From screen time to sleep schedules, parenting has always been ripe with opportunities to judge. But as COVID-19 has forced families to make difficult choices, judgment of those choices can be swift and particularly harsh.
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Is working from home actually working for anyone?

Parents are trying to juggle their own workload, home-schooling and the daily needs of their families in the midst of a pandemic. How can we make working from home work out?
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Bless this mess: Kids shouldn't worry about how they look, and neither should their parents

Do stained shirts and bed-head drive you crazy? Maybe parents should embrace the messy side of childhood and let our kids look that way.
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Kids may go to school to learn the ABCs, but we shouldn't be grading them with letters

Letter grades are becoming a thing of the past in B.C. schools, which are looking to evaluate students in a more modern way.
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Learning to let go of your teen, so they can learn themselves

It's important for teenagers to gain independence. But how can parents make sure they spread their wings safely?
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Beat the January blues by getting cosy and 'koselig' outdoors with the family

You've heard of hygge, but could koselig be the cure for the post-holiday winter blues?
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As you deck the halls, are the walls closing in? It may be time to ditch the stressful seasonal traditions

It's the most wonderful time of the year. It's also the time of year when I lose my mind trying to make sure that everything is perfect while performing great feats of organization and child-wrangling.
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Shed the guilt, there's no such thing as perfect parenting

From breastfeeding to basketball teams — many parents feel they are constantly failing to measure up. But is there a way to absolve ourselves from the parental pangs of guilt?
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How can you mend your child's broken heart?

That first big breakup is tough — for kids and their parents. But can parents do anything to help a broken heart?
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Pets and kids: Are you ready to add a fur baby to the family?

Raising kids can sometimes feel like running a zoo. But bringing pets into the family can be beneficial for everyone.
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Can kids save the world? With a little help, yes

Once the protest ends, how do we make sure kids stay committed to the environment?
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How kids and parents are losing sleep over the sleepover

In an age of helicopter parents and anxious children, are people over the sleepover?
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Have kids, will travel: Get ready for takeoff with children in tow

Travelling with kids can come with some baggage. How do you make sure it's smooth sailing when you take off with the children in tow?
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Feel the burn: What to do when parenting pushes you to the edge?

Parenting is one of the toughest jobs in the world. So how can you make sure that raising kids doesn't bring you down?
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How to get your kids off the screen and on the trail to embrace the great outdoors

Spending time outside isn't always easy, but it's always worth the effort. Just don't forget to pack the snacks!
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When it comes to parenting and music, put down the Fleetwood Mac and let your kids go their own way

Some songs can stand the test of time. But as a parent, is it better to leave your child to discover their own music or should you sing the praises of your favourite bands?
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Problem child or does your child have a problem?

Every kid goes through phases but could something more serious be affecting their behaviour?
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'Oversharenting': Are you giving away too much about your kids online?

In a world that's increasingly digital, how much of your child's life should be posted online? Is the loss of privacy worth the likes?
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Working it out: How a part-time job can teach teens valuable life lessons

A part-time job can teach teens lot about life — and that can be more valuable than the money they make.
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For many raising a child with a disability, the rewards far outweigh the challenges

Parenting a child with special needs can be filled with incredible lows and breathtaking highs. How can you make sure they're seen as more than just their disability?
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Kids and privacy: Should you dig online for details?

Its hard to have privacy in a digital world. But how much should you know when your kids are online?
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Helicopter parenting: Does it work? And at what cost?

Helicopter parenting and Tiger Moms and Dads have gotten a bad rap — but what if they're the key to successful kids?
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Sex and kids: When it comes to talking to your children about it, knowledge is power

Many parents struggle to talk with their children about sex and rely on schools to educate their children about the birds, the bees and their ABCs. How can we make sure they're getting the best information?
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Mommy's helper: Is drinking a problem for parents?

We make jokes about mommy-juice and chardonnay in sippy cups. But what if a small drink becomes a big problem?
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Why are kids turning their backs on sports?

Sports should keep kids happy and healthy. So why are so many kids not finding the fun in sports?
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The gift of giving back: Keeping the Christmas spirit alive with your kids

As kids write their lists to Santa, it's important to remember those in need. But once the Christmas tree is packed away, how can we help teach our kids to keep that spirit alive?
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Is God part of good parenting?

When it comes to kids and religion, should you show them the way, or let your children chart their own path?

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