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Help my little one is sick! Do I need to call the doctor?

It can be tricky at times to know what was going on with our baby or toddler when they are not feeling well. When my kids were little, it felt like a mystery to me. Were they teething? Was it … Continue reading

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3 things to do when your child is whining

The time after childcare and before dinner is ‘whine-central’ at my house. Just last night my little ‘Pumpkin’ jumped from one demand to another, and when I wouldn’t or couldn’t comply (it makes no difference to kids, does it?), she … Continue reading

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“Mom, I’m gay”, A must read for parents.

Here is Aly’s story about coming out to her friends and family. Thank you for sharing Aly. “My name is Aly and I came out when I was 16 years old.  The moment I discovered that I was a lesbian I immediately … Continue reading

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Bullying and Special Needs Children

(This is our 5th post in our series about bullying.) A couple of weeks ago, we received an email at HaltonParents from a mother of a child with Aspergers. Her son is now in grade nine, and she told us how … Continue reading

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How to Cope: A Personal Story about Bullying

(This is our 4th post in our blog series on bullying.) The following post is written by a 17 year-old student from one of the local high schools in Halton Region. The Halton Parents team is honoured to share this post with our readers and we … Continue reading

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I Remember What it was Like to be Bullied

“Ewwww! Your shoes smell like fish!” First off all, I can assure you that my shoes DID NOT smell like fish. Even if they did, how would this girl know? She never once got close enough to even know what … Continue reading

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