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Children making art in class

The Arts Umbrella makes a big SPLASH again!

Experience the – power of creativity at Splash – Arts Umbrella’s 35th annual art auction and gala, presented by TD Bank Group. On Saturday, October 14, Canada’s leading non-profit arts organization for young people will be hosting an unforgettable art auction and gala featuring close to 100 works by prominent BC artists. “Arts Umbrella is…

Child getting braces

Bracing yourself for bracing your kids

As an orthodontist, I often come across two types of parents: one who assumes their kid’s experience will be the same as theirs and another type of parent who doesn’t have the experience or knowledge they need to get the process started. No matter where you stand, I hope to ease your questions and concerns…

Kid's cluttered room

Reclaim Your House After Kids Go Back To School

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — time to send the kids back to school and reclaim your household!  After a summer of camps and goofing around inside, your house may need a little tough love to get back into shape for the fall. Research shows that the average North American home has…

School sign to warn drivers

Aggressive driving in school zones is putting kids in danger!

New school zone survey shows more parents driving aggressively in school zones – honking, swearing and stressing out— is putting kids in danger BCAA asks parents to make a ‘new school year’ resolution to improve driving habits  Burnaby, BC, September 5, 2017 – BCAA’s second annual School Zone Safety survey shows that driving in school zones…

games

10 Classic Games or Toys for Kids

The Top 10 Classic Games or Toys that Kids Today Should be Playing With Revised for 2017 In 2012, What To Do With The Kids® asked parents to submit their list of the top classic games or toys they felt that kid’s today should be playing with but this time we decided to ask toy…

tech

3 Ways to Ease the Pain of High-Tech Parenting

Last week, my teenager spilled a milkshake on his MacBook Air and I’m convinced it was on purpose. You see, he’s been lobbying for a PC because my current ability to satellite parent requires the household to be on Apple, lest I will have to come up with different parental controls. Parenting has always been…

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Connection Between Exercising and Education

Move More to Learn More: The Connection between exercising and education As parents, we’re all well aware that the mind and body are undeniably linked. Any new mother who has endured a sleepless night thanks to her newborn may have issues instantly recalling her breakfast from the previous day or that upcoming doctor’s appointment next Friday.…

Healthy Eater

5 Ways to Raise a Healthy & Adventurous Eater

5 Ways to Raise a Healthy & Adventurous Eater Raising an adventurous eater is all about instilling healthy eating habits and a spirit of curiosity and exploration in your child at an early age. Adventurous eaters typically have an open mind and are willing to try new things. Here are five tips for parents on…

sleep

Are you Suffering from sleep deprivation?

How to get a child to sleep more is often one of new parent’s biggest challenges and point of confusion. Sleep deprivation can also be a serious health issue for parents. To get some help we asked Laura Rosin, Sleep Consultant from WeeSleep, to answer our top questions based on a Facebook Poll. Is there…