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Parents want to raise emotionally healthy kids. The key to healthy emotional development in children is helping them recognize different emotions and learn how to handle those emotions in healthy ways. What is NOT healthy is teaching children to avoid certain emotions. For example, there was a time when boys were told not to cry.
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My second child, Edie, was the best baby ever. She slept a lot, and easily. She rarely cried or fussed, and was happy to go anywhere with me, in her baby carrier snuggled against my chest, whether on a subway ride downtown or across the Atlantic for my best friend’s wedding. She truly loved being
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After a day of tobogganing, kids will love customizing their own drinks at a DIY hot chocolate station. It’s the perfect family activity to keep you warm and cozy! Hot chocolate bars are the ultimate combination of sweet treat and family activity. Budding baristas can experiment with flavours and toppings, like crushed cookies, candy or
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In recent years, women have shared stories of their infertility, miscarriages, postpartum depression and birth trauma. But there is one area of reproductive health that moms are still reluctant to open up about, and that’s abortion. It may surprise you to learn that many of the women who have abortions in Canada—perhaps the majority—are moms. According
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Raelene Dundon will never forget the day she realized it was time to tell her preschool son he was autistic.* When they were visiting her eldest son’s classroom for story time, some of the students noticed that the younger boy seemed similar to their autistic classmate and told Dundon’s eldest that his brother had autism.
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The Parenting Junkie asks what marriage advice did you receive? How did your parents model a happy marriage? Or if they didn’t what did they model? If you find yourself asking how to improve your marriage, or looking for healthy marriage tips you may not have had a healthy relationship modeled for you (most of
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Winter is here, which means it’s cough season. But not all coughs are the same. In this video, learn about RSV & croup, two respiratory viruses that affect young children and cause distinctive coughs. Dr. Kristen Bruno discusses how you can tell if your child has one of these respiratory infections. Plus, find out what
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Having a weekly scheduled hour for myself saved me after my son was born. But we’re not talking yoga class—my me time was intense. While on mat leave, I took my me time seriously. Like, really seriously. Oh, how I looked forward to my rare afternoons off. I’d book my mother-in-law to watch my baby for
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CONTEST RULES  (the “Official Rules”) MASTERMIND TOYS FALL CONTEST (the “Contest”)  These Official Rules govern the Contest.  By participating or attempting to participate in the Contest, you will be deemed to have received, understood, and agreed to these Official Rules.  1. WHO ARE THE SPONSORS? The Contest is sponsored and administered by SJC Heritage Inc.
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