Spring is in the air, and that means we can finally get outside and get our bodies moving! Most parents take this opportunity to begin teaching their children how to ride a bike, which sometimes can be as frustrating as it is exciting. It’s important to remember that riding a bicycle is a challenging gross

Do you struggle to put your child to bed each night? Does your child wake up in the middle of the night and cry out for you on a regular basis? Do you feel like you’re losing more sleep than you did when your child was an infant? Sleep can be elusive for parents who

Keeping your kids healthy and happy with tasty nutrition for kids! By Patricia Boychuck, RN, DOHN Healthy meals and snacks are essential elements in supporting your child’s overall growth and optimal health and development. Nutritious foods keep young minds sharp, provide energy to stay focused while at school and during play, and build strong muscles and

5 suggestions to increase academic motivation Teenagers are tempted by many pleasures, immediate and ephemeral. They live in the present, and their future is far for them! In their quest for autonomy, they need to feel that they control their life, that their parents no longer have so much power over them. The lack of

Advocating for your child at school In a follow-up to our “Tips from a Principal” webinar, educator and principal Nancy Lerner shares her experience when it comes to advocating for your child at school. As parents, we never stop advocating for our children, no matter what their age. Advocacy in schools is very helpful as

Parent-teacher interviews are a great way to find out how your child is doing in school and to show your interest in your child’s learning and classroom experiences. A 10-15 minute parent-teacher interview can give you insight as to how your child is doing, where your child needs to improve and how you can help.

It’s that time of year…back to school! For some children and parents, this is a time of excitement. For others, it is a time of worry and anxiety. We’ve asked our experts for their advice on how to reduce this anxiety when it comes to heading back to school. Lauren Robinson, speech-language pathologist, shares: Preview

How to Help a Child Who is Being Bullied Question: My child is being bullied. Sometimes he ends up responding to the bullying in a way that makes the bullying worse or that lands him in trouble at school. How can I help him to respond in ways that will be helpful, not harmful? Answer:

“It’s not your imagination: children who are struggling with mental health, neurodevelopmental, and behavioural challenges are more likely to be bullied—and/or to bully—other children.”
Ann Douglas is the author of numerous books about pregnancy and parenting, including Parenting Through the Storm: How to Handle the Highs, the Lows, and Everything in Between (a guide to parenting a child with a mental health, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenge).

Our “Raising a bilingual child: The top five myths” webinar with Caroline Erdos was a popular and questions from bilingual homes are still coming in. Here we share more questions that have been sent in from both educators and parents, along with Dr. Erdos’ expert answers:

Watch our latest webinar: Tips from a principal If you missed our “Tips from a principal: How to advocate for your child at school” webinar with Nancy Lerner and Allison Leach you can watch it here: Your Hosts: Nancy Lerner, Educational Consultant and Allison Leach, Ontario Certified Teacher Nancy Lerner holds a Master’s degree in Communicative

Watch the recording of ‘Parenting Through the Storm’ Thank you to Ann Douglas and everyone who participated for an inspiring evening. We are looking forward to hosting more of these events in the future. Next up is ‘Advocating for your child’. This online event will be held on May 28th from 9-10pm. Spots are limited.

Helping your child improve their report card results Soon, if they haven’t already, your child will be bringing home their latest report card.  As a parent, you are an expert on your child, while your child’s teacher is a grade level expert. These reports help parents understand their child’s grade level as well as their