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What Parents And Caregivers Need to Know about Cyberbullying

While the rates of both in-person bullying and cyberbullying decreased during the pandemic, Canada is still ranked among Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations as one of the countries with the highest rate of bullying. Children who are victims of bullying can experience a wide range of negative...

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How to Help Kids Who Have a Fear of Needles

As a parent or caregiver, it’s not uncommon to dread taking your kids to get vaccines. A majority of children (and a considerable number of adults as well) are afraid of needles. A trip to the clinic with kids can easily turn into a stressful event. However, there are some...

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The Gift of Self-Leadership

Anyone who is working or living with youth in this time knows first-hand the past two years have placed an unprecedented draw on their resilience.  Life is challenging enough being a teenager and the continuous reel of global crises puts additional strains on their well-being and sense of identity in...

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10 Tips for Summer Learning

When school gets out for summer, classes may end, but that doesn’t mean kids should stop learning. Research shows that over the summer, many kids experience “summer slide” where they lose around 2 months of progress in reading and math. While summer slide is a problem, it’s one that doesn’t...

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Young Indigenous Changemakers You Should Know About

As Canada celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day, we want to highlight some of the young indigenous changemakers who are making contributions that will improve life for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people as well as Canadians as a whole. These young changemakers are making their voices heard on issues affecting...

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20 Screen-free Activities for Kids

With spring here and summer approaching, most kids will have fewer structured activities and more free time. This time is great for building creativity and independence, but it can also result in kids spending way more time than usual on screens. The Canadian Pediatric Society recommends children ages 2-5 have...

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