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Want a Happy Child? Here are 10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Raise Kids Who Love Life
We've all seen the happy child who leans into life, smiling all the way, seemingly without a care in the world. How does this happen? Are they born this way, or can we teach kids ways to optimize their emotional well being? Indeed, some children are born happier. Temperament, driven partially by genetic makeup, can make for an easygoing child. However, genetics account for only 20 - 60% of the child's temperament (source). This is good news, because it means good parents can influence their children's happiness for the better. There are countless articles about how to raise a happy child, but I've boiled it down to just those practices that are proven to drive long-term happiness.
Author Azaliya Schulz, releases her new book on Healthy Eating Habits.
Young people's nutrition and eating habits remain top of the list when it comes to the health issues children and parents face today. There is a big question of how to change the status quo. It is a challenging task for parents to not only understand the nutritional world but also encourage their children to adopt healthy eating habits instead of candy bars, sodas, and burgers.
5 Exciting Ways to Celebrate Lunar New Year This Weekend!
Lunar New Year 2023 falls on Sunday, January 22nd, 2023, and celebrations continue the weeks following. 
Important new items to recycle!!!
People throughout British Columbia will now find it easier and convenient to recycle a wider array of single-use plastic items and packaging products in their residential blue box or at participating recycling depots.
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Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, and other diet restrictions during the holidays
The holidays are known as a time to indulge. But what if you or a family member need to follow a specific diet for health reasons? What do you do to still share in the holiday treats without breaking your recommended diet restrictions? Here are a few healthy alternatives to fill the sweet-tooth craving while still allowing you to keep on track with your restrictions.

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The Exciting Education Issue 2022
We are excited to be back in the classroom for another year. The pandemic is now behind us and our children are happy to be with their friends every day. With everything coming back to normal we’ve got a few articles in our 2022 Education issue to help you get settled in.

Parenting

Health

Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, and other diet restrictions during the holidays
The holidays are known as a time to indulge. But...
5 Useful Tips for Reducing Eye Strain in Children This Winter
With 80 percent of children’s learning gained through their eyes,...
How can you protect your children during heat waves?
Year over year, we are seeing extreme heat events become...
Do you love yourself enough?
Three-time award-winning author Shantelle Bisson was born and raised in...

Education

4 Ways to Become The Math Expert Your Children Can Rely On
As parents, it’s natural to...
Teaching kids healthy financial habits
A good lesson for children...
5 Great Tips to Finding the Right Tutor for Your Child
There are many reasons for...
Maker-Minded: Raising DIY Kids
The Maker Movement is a...

Activities

Don’t Wait! Winter Camps and Winter Classes are available!
Winter Holidays are in less...
Gift the Unexpected: 3 Unique ‘Gifts for Good’ Ideas that Help Children Worldwide
Children everywhere love traditions (parents,...
The Overlooked Benefits of Video Games in Childhood Development
Playing video games is a...
Maker-Minded: Raising DIY Kids
The Maker Movement is a...
A Great Music Soundtrack to Childhood
We had the pleasure of...
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