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Could you use a parenting resource kit to help with your child’s development?

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Even at the best of times, parenting has its challenges. While technological advances are increasing rapidly and what is considered acceptable is constantly redefined, it could be that as parents you have trouble finding resources to meet your needs.

Look no further! We offer parents resource kits on health and wellness on all aspects of parenting. Each of these kits contains a series of articles, fact sheets and reference materials to help you:

  • Truly understand the common problems faced by parents, through books, articles and fact sheets written by experts in the field;
  • Assess your situation by means of
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Your gay or lesbian teen may be at risk for depression or even suicide, part 1

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Your gay or lesbian teen may be at risk for depression or even suicide, part 1While the publicity around the “It gets better” campaign has died down, the seriousness of the issue remains. We’ve all heard stories of serious and ongoing bullying that has gone so far as to cause a young person to commit suicide. LGBT teens (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) are often targets of bullying. This harassment causes stress which adds to the acute anxiety and emotional confusion they may feel about their different sexual orientation. They may feel that they never will be accepted for who they are and that they will never fit in despite infrequent messages from the broader …

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Food Revolution Day – more fun than you think

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Jamie Oliver with kidsWhat adults don’t know about good food is surprising. What kids don’t know about good food is reason enough to join Jamie Oliver’s food revolution! It’s the fun kind of revolution; a violence-free movement to put compulsory and practical food education on the school curriculum in all G20 countries.

Parents, let me tell you why it’s easy to get on board!

When your kids learn about good food:

  • They get interested in what’s going on in the kitchen
  • Food becomes fun
  • Fun means learning how to make things in the kitchen (“It’s a game, get the spatula!”)
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Tips to being a homework helper – Part 2

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Mother and daughter doing workAs parents, we generally consider homework as activities or studying that our children bring home, sometimes as early as starting in grade one, and going all the way up to the high school years. Unfortunately, our approach to supporting our children rarely changes despite the fact that children’s needs change and the goal of homework may be different at different grades. As kids transition from class to class, and grade to grade, so should the role that a parent plays to help their child complete homework or study assignments. What works for a child in grade 5 should not …

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Tips to being a homework helper – Part 1

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mother testing a child in mathLet’s face it: homework and studying are not everyone’s idea of fun. In many homes, it is a time for many parents and children to struggle or to feel frustrated. This increases friction at home and makes that environment less conducive for learning. For some, homework can even lower a child’s self-esteem if they know that a parent may get upset when called upon to help, after a long day at work.

Luckily, there are ways to turn this daily chore into something pleasant and productive for your child. Here are some tips to get you started:

Setting up

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