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Ready Set Go to Kindergarten: Social Development

This post is the last of a 5-part series about getting your preschooler ready for Kindergarten. Be sure to check out Paula’s other top 10 tips for getting your preschooler off to a good start. “Mommy – wanna play with me?”  I … Continue reading

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Literacy is social, not just about the books

 Family Literacy Day is coming up on January 27th. This annual event reminds me of the challenges I encountered years ago reading to my young son.  He could hardly sit still to eat a meal, let alone long enough for me to read … Continue reading

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How to talk to your children about S-E-X

Is it finally time for that dreaded conversation about the birds and the bees? When is the right time to talk to your children about sex? How do you go about it?

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Why is my school-aged child still wetting his bed?

It’s natural to feel worried, confused and a little frustrated when your child is past the preschool years and they are still wetting the bed.  You’re likely wondering how to support each other during this challenging time.

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What’s With Weed?

I admit it.  I have never tried cannabis (marijuana, weed).  According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, I am in a slim majority.  Forty-two percent of Ontarians over the age of 18 have used cannabis in their lifetimes.  … Continue reading

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I wish I had done something sooner

Experts today agree that when a child has a delay in their development the sooner they can receive help the more likely their development will improve and the more likely they will feel good about themselves. This was a lesson … Continue reading

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The NDDS Study Needs You!

Do you want to make a difference not only in the healthy development your own child but the healthy development of all children? As great as the NDDS tool is, the good folks who developed the NDDS are trying to … Continue reading

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