Access article here. Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD, Helping Kids See the Good Side of Getting Things Wrong.  Everyone makes mistakes and children are no exception. What’s important is how we learn from them. Yet, children grow up in a society that pressures them to be perfect and intelligent – to achieve the highest SAT scores, land […]

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Access Article here. Shelly Reese The dog days of summer are waning. For students – and their parents – that means returning to the schedule and structure of school year routines. What can you do to help prime your child’s brain for a successful return to school? Dr. Meghan Markovich, a pediatrician with St. Elizabeth […]

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Terrance Green | Aug. 10, 2016 Access Article here. Asking about educational equality can help close the racial achievement gap With a new school year comes a fresh start and new teachers to meet. But with current racial tensions at some of the highest levels we have seen in years, schools are one place where […]

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Anxious feelings are normal and expected during times of transition or change. This is especially true for children and teens going back to school, or for first-timers starting kindergarten. This transition can be stressful and disruptive for the entire family!  Prior to the first day of school, your anxious child may cling, cry, have temper […]

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BY IRENE SEIBERLING, CANWEST NEW SERVICE Hey parents, want the 411 on texting? Do you find yourself scratching your head and uttering “Huh?” as your kids tap away with awe-inspiring speed and ease on their cellphones, or communicate via instant messaging in a language that seems totally foreign to you? It should be back-to-school time […]

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Access the article here       March is nutrition month. This Government of Canada website offers parents a myriad of resources for healthy eating. Learn about nutrition, food safety, healthy meal plans and eating habits, and Canada’s food guides. This website also offers families information on programs that help Canadians stay healthy and that give […]

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