Parenting

Living within your means, budgeting, and saving for important goals should be discussed openly — and they should be discussed often. In many households, money is a taboo topic. Some parents would rather talk to their kids about sex than money! Many parents say they avoid talking about money with their kids because they don’t
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Meat-free doesn’t have to be a Monday thing. These ready-made proteins taste great and make plant-based eating a no-brainer. With the refresh of Canada’s Food Guide in early 2019, more and more families are now embracing plant-based meat alternatives—and why not? These vegetarian meats taste great and are kinder on the environment. While cooking without
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How can you, as a parent, help comfort your child’s broken heart after they go through a breakup? Few experiences are as emotionally intense for teens as a broken heart. Teen breakups can be difficult to navigate for children, and also their parents. As a parent, it’s important to know how to respond. In this
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Men need to be out in the world demanding childcare and support for working parents with the same fervour as mothers. “Sorry, I can’t do that meeting this afternoon,” the nation’s big bankers and lawyers have started saying to their bosses, months after their wives began saying similar things to their own. “I’ve got to
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Many parents end up focusing more on their child’s academic achievements than they do on their emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence — or “EQ,” as it’s sometimes called — is made up of five components: self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, social skills and intrinsic motivation, according to psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman, who popularized the concept in his
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Inti St. Clair via Getty ImagesThere’s a lot of anecdotal evidence to suggest dogs can detect something is different when a familiar person is pregnant, even early on in the pregnancy. Dogs can be very sensitive creatures. They often have strong reactions to changes in their environments and the people in their lives, and have
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In June 2018, Carrie Seaton* was paying close to $2,500 a month in child care for her two kids. She and her husband faced a one-and-a-half-hour commute to and from work each day from Mission, BC, to Vancouver, and both had jobs at which late-night meetings were often scheduled at the last minute. They were
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Michelle McIvor can’t remember a time when she wasn’t playmates or friends with her brother. Growing up in Edmonton, the siblings, who are three years apart, spent weekends in their backyard jungle gym, played tag in the local park and made up songs together while walking to school. “We were always really close,” says McIvor,
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Tamilisa Miner via Getty ImagesGetting kids to wear masks can be a struggle. Paying close attention to fit and comfort can help.  When it comes to mask-wearing, parents generally say their kids fall into one of two groups: the my-kid-wears-one-without-much-complaint set, or the my-kid-absolutely-refuses contingent. But what if there is a third option — the
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