Family Halloween-Themed Viewing Ideas From Netflix

October 10, 2014

Halloween. The one day of the year where kids and parents alike can live out their inner fantasy of being a superhero, ghoul or rock star. It’s also an opportunity to enjoy some of the creepy day’s more appropriate entertainment fare. This year, Halloween falls on a Friday, allowing for a full weekend of dress-up, […]

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Messed-Up Kids’ Songs

September 20, 2014

A peek behind the curtain of classic children’s songs shows a surprisingly darker side One of my sons’ favourite songs is “You Are My Sunshine.” It’s a classic – a perennial favourite amongst parents everywhere. Perhaps it’s the metaphorical comparison between lightness and the object of the singer’s affection (You are my sunshine). Perhaps it’s […]

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Learning With Netflix

September 15, 2014

Family entertainment can be used as a learning tool DISCLAIMER: As part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, I will be providing monthly thoughts and suggestions about movies currently showing on Netflix. As with all content on this blog, opinions are completely my own.  The kids are back to school and hopefully, they’ve have settled into a […]

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CBC Radio Interview: Kids and Email

September 4, 2014

Should parents allow their children to have email and online accounts? Does your child have an email account? Why or why not? This is a question that I addressed on CBC Radio’s Ontario Morning program about kids and online access. Following a discussion on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning show on a similar topic, I delved […]

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Your Child’s First Day of School – Support For First-Time Parents

August 26, 2014

Top 5 Tips to Help You Send Your Child Off to School For the First Time For parents whose kids are entering Kindergarten for the first time, the stakes are high. Not necessarily for the child but oftentimes more so for the parents. Having been home with their son or daughter for a number of […]

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CBC Radio Interview: How Young is Too Young to Be Online?

August 23, 2014

At what age is it okay for kids to have an email and social media accounts? Does your child have an email address? How about a Facebook account? How do you feel about your child being online at all? Those were some of the questions posed in an interview that I did with CBC Metro Morning. […]

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Family Adventures With Netflix

August 10, 2014

Some adventurous titles to watch with the family DISCLAIMER: As part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, I will be providing monthly thoughts and suggestions about movies currently showing on Netflix. As with all content on this blog, opinions are completely my own.   Summertime means many things to many people. To kids – mine, in particular […]

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When Your Child Wants to Become Vegetarian

August 8, 2014

How to support your child’s new meat-free culinary choice You’re a family of meat-eaters. Carnivores through and through. Steak, pork chops, ribs falling off the bone – that’s your idea of a real meal. This is how it is, this is the way it’s been forever in your family. Enter your child. They could be […]

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Oh, Canada! Let’s Watch Some Movies on Netflix, Eh?

July 29, 2014

Canadian-Inspired Netflix Picks For the Family DISCLAIMER: As part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, I will be providing monthly thoughts and suggestions about movies currently showing on Netflix. As with all content on this blog, opinions are completely my own.  In case you don’t know, I’m Canadian. Yup – Canada: land of the moose, home of […]

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Top 5 Tips to Keep Your Child’s Mind Active Over the Summer

July 9, 2014

School’s out and the kids are taking it easy. For many, the morning rush, homework and studying may now seem like distant memories. With the spectre of fun in the sun, summer camp or days filled with inordinate amounts of play on the horizon, schoolwork is one of the last things on the minds of […]

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