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Canada’s only Africentric school was launched amid calls to better support Black youth. Ten years on, has it fulfilled its promise?
Canada’s only Africentric school was launched amid calls to better support Black youth. Ten years on, has it fulfilled its promise? | The Star
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Top baby names for 2016 are powerful and gender neutral
Think gender neutral, European and confidence-boosting for 2016.
Help children beat the winter blues by embracing the snow and the cold with them. Kids, Children, Snow, Parents, Winter, Help Kids, Helping Kids, Baby Snowsuit, Baby In Snow
How to help kids suffering from the winter blues
Help children beat the winter blues by embracing the snow and the cold with them.
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One-on-one dates with your kids are crucial
Experts agree, kids feel validated and connected when given exclusive time with parents
The blue light many screens emit can prevent a good night’s rest. A tired kid may not perform as well as somebody who’s well-rested. Prevention, Limits, Screen Time, Texting, How Can
Is constant screen time impacting children’s eyes?
The blue light many screens emit can prevent a good night’s rest. A tired kid may not perform as well as somebody who’s well-rested.
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Five learning apps that make homework fun
Grade 8 student Asha Ibrahim, 13, left, does her homework online on the BrainRush website where students are timed on answering a question. Her cousin Hanan Hassan, 13, looks on.
Watch your child's behaviour, not just the thermometer, to determine if an emergency room visit is necessary. Home, Thermometer, News, Live News, Rooms, December, Investigations
When to take your child to the ER, and when to stay home
Watch your child's behaviour, not just the thermometer, to determine if an emergency room visit is necessary.
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Capturing the chaos of raising kids — in photos
Photo series from New Jersey-based photographer Danielle Guenther has gone viral for its realistic look at parenting
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9 gifts for the little kids on your holiday list
Woofer Hound Dog guitar. Retail price: $37.95. Available at IndigoKids, indigo.ca
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How to manage that dizzying number of holiday tasks
Block off time in the calendar for shopping so you don’t have to squeeze it into your lunch breaks or take the kids along when they’re tired and cranky.
Feeling connected to adults has been associated with promoting physical and mental health, boosting self-esteem, buffering stress and potentially reducing risky behaviour in adolescence. Mental Health, Relationships, Self Esteem, Behavior, Mental, Well Being, Connection
Relationships key to kids' well-being, UBC study finds
Feeling connected to adults has been associated with promoting physical and mental health, boosting self-esteem, buffering stress and potentially reducing risky behaviour in adolescence.
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Stay-at-home dads more common
Stay-at-home fathers accounted for 11 per cent of all Canadian families with a stay-at-home parent in 2014, according to Statistics Canada. That’s up from 2 per cent in 1976.
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Your white couch doesn't have to be a white elephant
If you're going to buy a white couch, make sure you know how to maintain it, writes Brandie Weikle.
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Richard and Rana Florida’s long journey to baby Mila
Rana and Richard Florida welcome newborn daughter Mila.
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Dinovember brings out the best in one family
Every November night, toy dinosaurs at Mary Conquest's house come alive. Sometimes they play Scrabble.