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Family / Kids

While April 10th is officially National Encourage a Young Writer Day it is important to ensure that high school students are encouraged to write more, and by extension, read more, every day. There is a huge distinction between the amount of writing and reading they do in high school compared to what is expected in college or university. It doesn’t matter if they are going...

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Private School Primer Family / The Good Life

Even before their children are born, parents start to think about the educational path they will take. In fact, how and where to educate a child is one of the biggest decisions parents make. And while in Ontario the public school system has a strong reputation for a quality education, the private school sector continues to thrive. Andrea Nair, M.A., CCC, Psychotherapist and Parenting Educator...

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Kids: Go The F To Sleep Or Get An F Family / Huffington Post

A recent study has concluded that children who get regular sleep perform better in school and have less behavioural problems, than those who didn’t have a set bedtime. The researchers out of University College London saw positive changes in kids’ behaviour when they went from non-regular bedtimes to a scheduled one. Enforcing a bedtime can be tough at the beginning, but there are ways parents...

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Can You Re-Gift a Gifted Child? Family / Huffington Post

There’s a new program which was introduced into an Alberta elementary school where kids as young as seven-years-old will be able to choose a “major” or specialized stream of learning, based on their very well-developed areas of interest. Unless they have a category called “Watching the Transformers Movie for the 1002nd Time,” I’m thinking my own child wouldn’t qualify for this program. In fact, the...

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