Art is a great way to engage a child in the exploration process and build up its creativity potential. Many research results show a positive impact of kid’s exposure to art on the development of brain capacity, especially in the … Read More
Designing a nursery room can be an exciting time for new parents, and the options for fun and stylish rooms are endless. Most parents will be focused on color, furniture layout and choosing just the right personal touches. Safety can … Read More
It’s a struggle familiar to many parents: getting children to brush their teeth and floss them, too. Here’s how to get them going.
When it comes to dental care, many children give the task the brush off. They just don’t … Read More
The benefits of free play
Think that six-year-old jumping in puddles is wasting time that would be better spent practising piano? Not really, it turns out. Since the late 1970s, research has illustrated a relationship between play and a multitude … Read More
The latest study is the first to show that it’s possible to detect autism in babies.
Brain scans can be used to help detect autism in high-risk babies long before any symptoms emerge, according to a new U.S. study that … Read More
Kids are surrounded by news that is often scary-sounding. They see headlines, overhear snippets on the radio and TV and hear about news events from other kids.
Very often articles are scary for kids because news produced for … Read More
Special Education Program
In high school, I was placed in a special education program instead of regular classes because I couldn’t learn like the other students. I felt I was being “left on the shelf” — not important enough … Read More
Teachers & Students
Among the groups that I saw at the Toronto march was a contingent of elementary school teachers. As most people know, the great majority of elementary school teachers everywhere are women. As women, they have experienced … Read More
You’ve probably talked about it with friends and family or maybe you’ve experienced some judgement (no matter which side of the fence you’re on); one thing is for certain, the topic of co-sleeping can turn into a pretty heated … Read More
One of the more curious visual illusions you can experience goes like this. Stand at the top of a hill covered in snow. You are wearing warm, well-designed clothes and superb boots. See how the gentle slope ambles slowly down … Read More
This holiday season, my kids and I spent some time with my parents in Arizona, along with one of my brothers, his wife and their baby. We had a great time, and it was amazing to see my youngest brother … Read More
In 2016, as our children watched, bullying became legitimate. What we accept without dissent, what we allow to be framed as normal, alters according to our level of desensitization. Over the past year or so we have become increasingly desensitized … Read More
As a parent of a child diagnosed with autism over a decade ago, I have watched the provincial and federal policy debates about autism with great interest — and even greater disappointment.
Although I used to believe that one of … Read More
But critics argue money raised by school community has big impact on quality of education.
School fundraising has sparked much controversy for creating have and have-not schools in Toronto, but has little impact on how students perform academically, says a… Read More
Tens of thousands of teenagers are being neglected in some way by parents who do not check up on them or offer enough support, a charity says.
The Children’s Society says as many as three pupils in every GCSE classroom … Read More
‘Love, and a cough, cannot be hid,” the English metaphysical poet George Herbert wrote 400 years ago. It can be hard on parents to live with a child who keeps coughing – sometimes maybe harder on the parents than on … Read More
Whether you think of him as Captain von Trapp, John Barrymore, Archbishop Vittorio or even the Shakespeare-spouting Klingon general Chang, there’s no doubt Christopher Plummer’s career has been jam-packed with memorable performances.
The iconic Canadian actor will be recognized for … Read More
Ontario’s Liberal government has reached a tentative two-year contract extension deal with school support staff, which would ensure a measure of labour peace through the next election.
The Ministry of Education announced Saturday evening that it had reached a tentative … Read More
The programmes will appear on cabin TVs via a dedicated channel for … Read More