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When Your Kid Wants To Build A Real Robot, What Do You Do?

Charlie is 8 and into coding, engineering, and robotics. His dream is to build a robot, so I’m digging into robotics for kids; activities, books, and toys to help him learn.

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THEN and NOW: My 80s Back To School List Versus My Kids’

Who had it easier me in the 80s or my kids now? Here’s a NOW and THEN comparing my 80s back to school shopping list with my kids’ modern one.

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Best Gifts for your High School Graduate

Graduating from high school is a feat that should be celebrated – after all, that student successfully navigated the jungle of adolescence and survived.

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The Tinman

That feeling when your kid’s Grade 3 creative writing project feels like an episode of Westworld or Black Mirror. The Tinman from Charlie has me beaming.

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1 In 4 Kids Need Glasses And Their Parents Don’t Know It

Children 4-10 qualify for free eyeglasses with The Kids See Free Program at Real Canadian Superstore. It’s an important part of the back to school routine, and eye exams are free!

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When Summer Break Is No Break At All

How are you keeping your kids occupied over the summer? When you’re a working family, there isn’t much choice – it’s day camps or bust.

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Achievement Unlocked: Charlie Steps Up To The Mic

Charlie has been so shy about speaking publicly, but with his practice on his YouTube channel, he’s developed incredible confidence.

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Making a Case for Outdoor Play for Preschoolers

When kids get dirty, they learn more. Let’s make the case for more outdoor play!

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5 Small Steps To Organize Your Back-To-School Life

It’s about to get real, everyone. From traffic to schedules to workload, life gets busy in the fall. Here are some small steps to wrangle things for a smooth transition.

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Back To School Backpack Buying Guide

The most important back to school item each year is a backpack. I can tell you, categorically, you get what you pay for. Here’s a back to school backpack buying guide to help you get what you need.

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My Son Was Almost A Social Media Bully

Is your kid a social media bully? If you’re not paying attention, you’ll never know. The simplest, mundane thing can quickly turn into so much more as I found out.

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My Kid Is Not Allowed To Walk To School, And It’s Not For The Reason You Might Think

At what age is it okay for kids to walk to school? My son is 8, in grade 3, and I won’t let him. And it’s not for the reason you might think.

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What Happens When We Train People To Be Afraid

Should schools be polling places? Some are worried, because this is what happens when we train people to be afraid. They are afraid just because the rules change.

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Zacharie, The Poet

My kid is quite the poet. After seeing pictures of our Bermuda vacation, he dropped some wisdom on his teacher that just needs to be shared.

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The Case For Tipping Teachers At Christmas

Who do you tip at Christmas? Everyone, it seems. But there is particular angst over tipping teachers at Christmas. Why? Giving a Christmas gift to teachers isn’t a decision you should struggle with, it should be a no brainer.

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Now That We Know About THAT Child, Can We Talk About THAT Teacher?

Amy Murray has struck a nerve with her essay about THAT child, the kids who need special attention in class. But what about THAT teacher? The one who can’t cope?

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