First Day of School

Letting Go On The First Day Of School

Alison Myers | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Parents
Alison Myers

How the hell did that happen so fast? Why the hell did I want it to? Now it's all coming crashing down around me, all this time that I can't get back, and I finally empathize with the ugly cry set.

5 Ways To Calm First Day Of School Jitters

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Parents

Parenting expert Alyson Schafer shares tips on how to ease your child's nerves.

Reporter Makes Kid Cry On His Very First Day Of School

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 08.21.2015 | Canada Parents

Back to school is an exciting time for kids, but it isn’t always the easiest. For one little boy, a reporter's question made him very upset. Wat...

15 First-Day-Of-School Photo Ideas That Capture All The Cute

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 08.21.2015 | Canada Parents

Fun ideas that you can repeat each year!

Photo-Worthy Back-To-School Outfits For Under $50

The Huffington Post Canada | Roslyn Costanzo | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Parents

While the kids are groaning about having to go back to school, you're likely groaning about the cost of outfitting your brood for the year ahead. But ...

How To Get Your Child Ready For Kindergarten... Sniff

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 08.05.2015 | Canada Parents

Summer isn't over yet, but it's not too early to start thinking about back to school. If you have a child starting junior or senior kindergarten this ...

15 Fictional Teachers We Wish We Had In Real Life

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 09.02.2014 | Canada Living

Just imagine getting detention from one these guys or gals. Many students across the country headed back to school on Tuesday, and if you're like ...

Sticky situation: 10 Back-to-School Guidelines

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 11.01.2014 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

A good school year is not just the responsibility of the teachers. You, and even your children, can have a positive influence on making this school year a great one. The back-to-school routine includes healthy lifestyle habits and they should also include civility and good manners. They are essential for a harmonious triangle between the school, the child and his parents.

Dear Parents, Teachers Are Anxious About the End of Summer Too

Lori Gard | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

When you place your precious loved one on the bus in the morning or drop them off at our classroom doors, we want you to know, parents: we do not take this responsibility we've been given lightly. And might I add, when those dear ones are returned to you again, when those precious children arrive home at the end of the day, we won't stop caring.

Cutest... And Cheapest... First-Day-Of-School Outfits | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada Living

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The first day of school is almost here. Send your little ones off on their big day looking like a million bu...

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.