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CODE NINJAS IS LEADING THE WAY IN OFFERING FUN AND

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Read more about our Managing Editor's visit to Code Ninja. "After spending a morning visiting one of these classes, it's no surprise to me that Code Ninjas is leading the way as the top franchise - globally - in offering coding programs for kids that are fun and educational. Across Metro Vancouver, there are 14…

Lorrie Holmes

BC PARENT’S AMAZING TOP 10 SUMMER CAMPS IN METRO VANCOUVER

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From thrill seeking adventures on water and land, to engaging in sports and recreation activities, to those exploring their creativity, and even developing their project-based skills in the amazing world of STEM, we are happy to provide you with a wide variety of choices.

Lorrie Holmes

Yeah It's Summer Camp Time!

Gateway Theatre – Reintroducing Musical Theatre Performance Summer Camp for

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Gateway Theatre in Richmond is beginning its 40th season this summer! One of the ways this renowned theatre is celebrating is by re-introducing its Musical Theatre Performance Summer Camp. Historically, Gateway has offered educational programming and summer camps that included fully realized productions and eventually evolved to a more process-orientated structure that took away the…

Lorrie Holmes

Gateway Theatre

How to Overcome Boredom with Board Games!

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Spring Break still has a few days left and the weather has taken a turn. Going outside to play is not always a desirable option, although there are many rainy day activities everyone can enjoy. One of our family’s favourite rainy day, screen-free past times is playing a board or card game. Here are some…

Carlie Parkinson

family playing board games

Important Restful Resolution: 5 ways to help kids sleep more

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According to Canada’s 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth, pre-teens up to age 13 require nine to eleven hours of sleep per night, while teens between 14 and 17 need eight to ten hours every night. Good quality sleep is essential to healthy growth and development, a fact that won’t surprise any parent.

Patrick Landry

sleep

Breathe easy: doctors share tips to protect your family’s health

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Taking steps to protect your family’s health at home is a natural instinct. If there’s mold, you clean it. If you have a pest infestation, you remove them. But, there's a major pollutant commonly used in homes across Canada that increases risks to health that not enough people are aware of: gas. Across North America,…

Angela Wanja

breathe

Unlocking Critical Thinking to Empower Your Child’s Future

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Parents want the best for their children, and one of the things you can do to secure a bright future for your kids is to make critical thinkers out of them. A critical thinker is open-minded, curious, and can respect diverse perspectives.However, raising critical thinkers does not happen naturally, it will require some effort. You’ll…

Angela Wanja

child

Family Safety First: Crafting a Home Fire Escape Plan

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Earlier on in my professional life, and during my on-screen career, I've had the pleasure of working with some pretty awesome kids. What many Mr. D fans may not know is that before entering the entertainment industry, I spent over nine years as a phys-ed teacher. During that time, I saw the students run through…

Gerry Dee

Safety

Where to Draw the Line:  How to Start a Family

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Out of nowhere, a great bogeyman has pounced on our students, schools, teachers, and parents simultaneously creating chaos, confusion, and wonder.   What is this strange beast that has created such a conundrum of fear, curiosity, and euphoria?  Artificial Intelligence or AI, as we all know it.  Why out of nowhere?  Because on November 30,…

Carew Papritz

AI

How to Survive a Family Home Renovation With Kids Around

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Renovating a family home can be challenging enough without children present - let alone when doing it on your own! Renovation projects can be noisy, chaotic and disruptive - not to mention dangerous! When combined with power tools and workstations that look like play areas for small children, a disaster could easily ensue. 1. Establish…

Eric Adams

renovation

Help transform the lives of B.C.’s kids during the 8th

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Donations made during the campaign will be matched for 2X the impact  Kids with disabilities and complex healthcare needs in B.C. need your help now. Variety - the Children’s Charity of BC is inviting British Columbians to participate in Variety Week from October 16 to 20 to come together as one community and give.  Here…

Cecilia Kim

Kids

Advice and Tips On How Parents Can Connect With Their

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We’re all busy.  As parents, you may have work, meetings, chores, and everything else that involves taking care of your family. Teens and kids of all ages have school, homework, extracurriculars, chores, friendship ups and downs, and more.  On top of all that, there’s still the unpredictability of daily life; whether it’s a pop quiz,…

Mercedes Korngut 

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Find what you are looking for at Mulgrave School!

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Mulgrave School’s mission of Inspiring Excellence - the pursuit of personal best - in Education and Life is one that rings true in its holistic approach to education for every student from their wee preschoolers to the Grade 12s who are ready to spread their wings. With the IB programme at its core, Mulgrave offers…

Carlie Parkinson

child at Mulgrave School

5 Cute “Mommy and Me” Outfit Ideas for You and

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Even though mommy-and-me matching outfit fashion dates back to the 1900s, it’s a trend that has yet to go out of style.  It’s always a delight to see mothers and their kids wearing matching clothes, and it’s a fun and creative way for moms to dress up their mini-mes.

Germaine Ignacio

matching outfits

How to Help Your Child Become a Reader Using Their

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Using a child’s passions brings out their innate genius. Assigned school subjects are not usually what children are interested in, but parents and tutors can help a child to use their hidden passions when an assignment is given and I know how to help your child read.

Dr. Victoria Waller

reader

The Evolution of Present Parenting: Building Stronger Bonds in the

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Present parenting can be defined as actively engaging with and being emotionally available to one's children in the present moment. It involves creating a nurturing and responsive environment that fosters trust, communication, and connection.

Angela Wanja

Parenting

The Art of Co-Parenting: Nurturing Harmonious Child Upbringing Together

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Co-parenting entails both parents actively participating in the upbringing of their children, despite no longer being in a romantic relationship. It prioritizes the well-being and development of the child, fostering stability, consistency, and healthy communication.

Angela Wanja

Co-parenting

Get more Scream time at Playland!!!

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This year, get more scream time at Playland, where you'll find thrills the algorithm could only dream of. The Playland season started in June and runs until August 18.

Carlie Parkinson

Playland breakdance ride

5 Inspiring Lessons Learned From Building A Business With My

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Never in my wildest dreams did I think my teenage daughter would become my business partner. Three years ago, that is exactly what happened. During the early days of the pandemic, I was looking for things to keep my kids busy and happy due to the isolation they were facing.

Heidi Avery

Business

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