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Create a study area for your kids

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Your teens need space to do their homework — here’s a study area that’s cool and compact.

 

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Healthy After-School Snack Recipes

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Spice up snacktime with these healthy, easy, kid-friendly recipes from some of our favourite food bloggers at iVillage.ca!

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School Lunch Alert! The Dangerous Mistake Even Smart Parents Make

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Here’s something new to worry about: Kids’ school lunches can — and often do — reach unsafe temperatures well before lunchtime, even when parents pack it along with ice packs or a frozen juice pouch.

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12 Strategies for Speeding Up Your Mornings

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No one ever told you that motherhood was synonymous with chronic lateness. But from packing the depleted diaper bag to getting your dawdlers motivated, there are plenty of reasons you probably feel like you haven’t gotten anywhere on time since your was born. Let’s face it: Kids dilly-dally, moms nag — and no one gets out the door any faster. To the rescue: solid strategies from organization experts and real moms like you for getting your kids (and yourself) out the door.

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How to Teach Colours and Counting (There’s a Formula!)

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We are always surrounded by numbers whether we realize it or not, and most of us don’t think twice when we talk using numbers, like gee, I wish I was 20 again so that those 2 lattes that I just drank will not immediately add 10 lbs on me…

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What to do when your child is being bullied

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Are you noticing that your child, who’s normally enthusiastic about school, suddenly doesn’t want to go? It may be because they’re being bullied by one of their classmates. It’s a serious issue and one that you, as a parent, need to deal with in the appropriate way before the situation gets out of control.

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Wish We’d Known: Things No One Told Us About Starting Kindergarten

Posted on by joel.smith

I’ll be honest: I’m kinda petrified about my son starting junior kindergarten. With D-Day just a few weeks away, I’m already panicked about the first day, if he’ll fit in, how he’ll do riding solo on the school bus, and if his teacher will judge me based on the contents of his lunch box. And I’m not the only one. Turns out all moms feel angst about sending their little one to school.

 

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School Supplies: What Do Your Kids Need?

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Parents want their children to be ready for the first day back at school – but are we overdoing it?  As far as school supplies go, it’s wise to wait on some things, notes Sandra Martin of Today’s Parent.

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