First Day of School

Can We Digitize School Handouts, Please?

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Are we not living in a digital age? For some strange reason, educational facilities, specifically elementary schools, seem to be stubbornly entrenched in a previous era. What is behind this desire to hold on to a communications method that is clearly flawed, to say the least?

Back to School: Classrooms Around the World

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

For a moment, I could have been back in a Canadian classroom -- minus the posters, bookshelves and iPads. It's a peak into just one of millions of classrooms around the world. Here's a look at learning around the world, from World Vision's photo library.

Time Doesn't Fly When You Have Kids

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

Parenthood is rife with exasperating platitudes, but I've found none quite so off base as this whole "time flies" business. My son, Emile, will not be out of the house before I know it. Those first three months of his life might as well have been millennia. I could not be more grateful to find out that rather than flying away, Emile has kept my perception of time stuck in slow motion.

30 Truthful Tips For Niners

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Living

The first day of high school can be a sloppy mix of excitement, social awkwardness and for a lot of us, straight-up fear. Since there are never an...

Seven Ways to Prepare Your Child For the First Day of School

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 10.19.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

The thought of school with "big kids," teachers and the vast unknown of "school" is overwhelming and downright frightening for the uninitiated. It's equally as stressful for the parents as well. Luckily there are tips and strategies that moms and dads can use to get through to make their child's first day and first week of learning a positive one.

SavvyMom's Ultimate Back to School Checklist

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Moms everywhere -- it's back to school time! Here's a little checklist for everyone to review. It's not supposed to make you feel like you have more to do -- it will hopefully reassure you that you've got most things nailed. There are just a few things you need for day one, some ideas to ease your child into a new environment and some handy mom items.