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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.
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.
Graduating from high school is a feat that should be celebrated – after all, that student successfully navigated the jungle of adolescence and survived.
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.
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!
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.
Charlie has been so shy about speaking publicly, but with his practice on his YouTube channel, he’s developed incredible confidence.
When kids get dirty, they learn more. Let’s make the case for more outdoor play!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?