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Kids in the Kitchen Family

Kathy has ideas on getting kids to participate in every day chores and how to make it a little more fun. This was originally posted on CHCH.com. Join Kathy for more Get Set, Go! fun by tuning into her monthly segment on CHCH Morning Live.


Purging Kids’ Items For Fun & Profit Family / Money

Like many parents, Darin Buckland was keen to rid himself of some of the kid “stuff” he and his wife had accumulated when their two daughters, now teenagers, had needed when they were babies and toddlers. Not only did he want to clean out his garage, he assumed there was probably some money to be made at the same time. While the neighbourhood he lives...

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It’s Winter. Is Your Teenage Driver Ready? Family

How far is five meters? If you have an average stride, take five good steps, that’s a fair estimate. Start from the front bumper of your card, and try it out. It’s significant when it comes to accident avoidance. And it’s the difference in the distance I traveled when I recently took part in tire safety testing, pitting 3-season tires against new and well-worn snow...

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Getting Teens To Look Up From Their Phones, and Look Into a Book Family

It’s not unusual to find a group of teenagers sitting quietly, all of them with their heads looking down, shoulders slumped, as they silently tap away at their smartphones. Many of them are texting each other (some sitting right across from them), catching up on social media or watching YouTube videos.  It’s natural for parents to be concerned not only with what the screen time...

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Hugging a Teen: Why It Can And Should Be Done Family / Life

  “A hug is like a boomerang. You get it back right away.” – Bil Keane, creator of Family Circus And let’s be honest, there are some times where we equally don’t want to hug our teens. Maybe they’ve just finished playing road hockey in the heat for two hours, or maybe they’ve just finished explaining to you how old you are, in case you weren’t...

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Z Living Gives New Life To ‘Birth Days’ Family / Life

One of Kathy’s first shows, ‘Birth Days’ comes to the screen again thanks to lifestyle channel Z Living. Z Living is a TV network that provides health & wellness entertainment, and they believe their storytelling and content will let their viewers move towards healthier and happier lives. It’s no wonder that Kathy’s first television show which focuses on the nonstop adventure that is parenting is part of...

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Teen N’ Clean Family

Personally I think this is a great name for an initiative that sees teens get involved in keeping their space clean. Of course any time is a good time to get your kids to clean up their room, but with school, hockey, homework and more it can be hard to fit it in year round. Take some time in the spring to make sure you...

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