Families, Parenting and Children

Published on Wed, 12/10/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Spend Less and Give More This Holiday Season

Spend Less and Give More This Holiday Season

3 ways to spend less and give more this holiday season

Published on Tue, 11/25/2014 by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

C.A.R.E. for Dementia Caregivers

C.A.R.E. for Dementia Caregivers

C.A.R.E. for Dementia Caregivers

A growing number of Canada’s ageing baby boomers are providing care for a spouse or parent with dementia. But these family caregivers often lack the support they need to avoid becoming patients themselves.

Published on Wed, 10/29/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Have a fearless Halloween this year by shedding light on nature’s spooky species

Have a fearless Halloween this year by shedding light on nature’s spooky species

With Halloween in our midst, it’s hard to miss the décor, costumes and embellishments that use spiders to evoke a spooky aesthetic.  But does the spider truly deserve this creepy reputation? You may have caught wind of a viral YouTube prank that captures a pint-sized dog wearing a realistic spider costume as it chases spooked prankees away.  Many cited the mutant-like spider-dog as “cute” and he quickly become an internet sensation.

Published on Tue, 10/14/2014 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Family Fun for a SPOOK-tacular Halloween

Family Fun for a SPOOK-tacular Halloween

(Toronto, ON – October 14, 2014) – Halloween isn’t just about dressing up and trick-or-treating – it’s also a great opportunity to learn together as a family!

Kids love Halloween and spooky things. ABC Life Literacy Canada offers these tips, tricks and treats for the whole family to enjoy in the days leading up to Halloween.

Published on Tue, 09/16/2014 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Talking to your teen about smoking

Talking to your teen about smoking

September 16, 2014

Make no mistake about it – cigarettes are a deadly and highly addictive drug. The fact that they are also legal makes them all the more dangerous. Technically, it is illegal in many regions for anyone under 19 to buy cigarettes, but this doesn’t stop many teens from getting hold of cigarettes. Your best defence is to understand the roots of teenage smoking and be an informed and positive role model.

Tips and tools you can use

Published on Wed, 09/10/2014 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Bullying: tips to prevent and how to help

Bullying: tips to prevent and how to help

September 10, 2014

Whether you are concerned about bullying in the workplace or want to combat bullying in schools, there are some creative and effective tactics you can use. These include preventive measures to reduce the likelihood of bullying behaviour, to defend against the actions of established bullies, and to help to heal the scars caused by bullying.

Tips to prevent bullying

Published on Tue, 07/15/2014 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Happy trails: planning a family friendly vacation

Happy trails: planning a family friendly vacation

July 15, 2014

Variety is not only the spice of life, it\'s also a key ingredient in a great family vacation.

For adults, the summer season is a time to kick back, relax and erase distant memories of wind chill factors and frozen toes. For kids, it means a break from homework and indoor play. For both, it can mark the start of the family vacation season.

Published on Thu, 05/15/2014 by Prince Edward Island 2014

Prince Edward Island welcomes provincial partners to join in 2014 celebrations

Prince Edward Island welcomes provincial partners to join in 2014 celebrations

May 15, 2014

“We are honoured to welcome these six provinces to the Birthplace of Confederation this summer.” 

(Charlottetown) - Prince Edward Island welcomes six provinces as partners in this year’s 2014 celebrations. 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference – the event that led to the creation of our nation.  The PEI 2014 celebrations will pay tribute to the goodwill fostered by the Fathers of Confederation in 1864 while celebrating our national diversity and showcasing the best in Canadian arts, culture and heritage.

Published on Thu, 05/01/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Celebrate your mother with Mother Nature

Celebrate your mother with Mother Nature

What could be more unique than one-on-one time together outside caring for Mother Nature herself?

Finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift is rarely a simple task. You want to be sure what you’re giving her is something truly special and unique. So, what could be more unique than one-on-one time together outside caring for Mother Nature herself?

Published on Thu, 04/24/2014 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Seasonal allergies: is it a cold or allergies?

Seasonal allergies: is it a cold or allergies?

Colds and allergies share many of the same pesky symptoms, but their causes and treatments are different.

April 24, 2014

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