These Are The Best Education Systems In The World

Melanie Nathan | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Parents
Melanie Nathan

Education is quite possibly the most important aspect of a country's potential for progress, and, more simply, developing child's mind. There is certainly no one right way to educate and there are, unsurprisingly, about as many different educational systems in the world as there are countries, with most of them believing that their way is the correct one.

Virtual Teaching Tools Take Learning Outside The Classroom

Dr. Marie Bountrogianni | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

What does "learning" look like? It's still fair to say that the lecture format is core to many educational programs, but technology is advancing and creating opportunities for technology-enhanced and online learning to be more experiential, more flexible, and more engaging.

Your Child's Fake Illness May Be More Serious Than You Think

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Indeed, most instances of "faking it" are caused by the usual reasons, most of which are innocuous. It's the more insidious ones that we, as parents, need to be aware of so that we can address the causes at the basis of why our children are avoiding school.

Encouraging Attitudes That Cultivate Female Leadership

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Parents

She replied without hesitation: "Well, Daisy was a bit bossy, Ella was showing off and Alice was a bit moody." I responded along the lines of "Oh well, we need bossy people, otherwise nothing would ever get done." and changed the subject. But it got me thinking. How should have I responded?

If You Want to Learn, You're Gonna Get Burned

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

Last week I made homemade butternut squash soup. This is a big deal. It may not be a big deal for some, but it is for me. I don't cook. I heat things...

20 Unique Baby Names That Mean Thankful

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Parents

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday that brings family and friends closer together and helps people remember what they're thankful for. If you have a ...

How Educators Can Engage Millennial Minds

Nick Cowling | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada Business
Nick Cowling

Millennials, the generation who are always one step ahead when it comes to knowing what they want and how to get it. They are the generation who value experiences above anything else and it's likely because of how much information they have at their fingertips.

5 Ways to Help Your Child Perform Better at School

Dr. B.J. Hardick | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Parents
Dr. B.J. Hardick

Some parents are tearfully sending their kids to their first day of kindergarten or freshmen orientation -- others are glad to have survived the summer. But all parents share a common desire, and that's for their kids to do better. How can my child perform better at school, or anything they set out to do?

An Ode to My Grade 9 English Teacher

Amy Leask | Posted 09.07.2015 | Canada Living
Amy Leask

Okay, I was a bit of a keener, but I didn't think of teachers as being mere dispensers of marks. Because I was raised among teachers, I knew they were human beings too, and usually interesting ones. I did well in school partly because I worked my tail off, but also because acknowledging that my teachers were human allowed me to figure out what they expected, and how they worked.

30 Things I've Learned About Style in Time to Turn 30

Anne T. Donahue | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada Style
Anne T. Donahue

On Saturday, August 29, I turn 30. Three-oh. Twenty plus ten years. The age in which you are completely responsible for your own actions and can't, in any way, shape, or form, blame it on your "turbulent twenties" or "being young." That's why here, in the spirit of turning 30 and basking in life lessons, I present: 30 things I learned about style over the course of the last 30 years.

A Letter to My Students Before School Starts

Lori Gard | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

We are not taught to notice, we are taught to do. Told to get out our pencil and pens. Get out our paper, and write. Read. Discuss. Speak. Told to turn to page five and then fashion a paragraph. Told to answer six questions on page 32.

School May Stop for Summer But Learning Never Should

Malkin Dare | Posted 07.12.2015 | Canada Parents
Malkin Dare

So far, two weeks of summer have passed, and another seven weeks of summer stretch ahead -- an endless expanse of aching boredom for parents and kids OR a shining opportunity for fun and learning? Here are some tips for parents who choose the latter option.

5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Motivated at the End of the School Year

Jason Au | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Parents
Jason Au

With the end of the school year just around the corner, you might be finding it challenging to keep your children on task for those upcoming final projects and exams. For parents, it can be very difficult to encourage their kids to concentrate on their studies, especially if they're struggling with a certain subject.

14 Fantastic Gender-Positive Books

The Huffington Post Canada | Lyndsay Kirkham | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

For most kids, reading is right up there with magic. Through books, children are handed keys to new worlds and are introduced to unknown people and cu...

How To Raise Sons Who Respect Women

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

The nation is engaged in one of the most important dialogues of the century. The recent Jian Gomeshi story has been unfolding just as we hear news rep...

10 Things Parents Of Kids With Special Needs Want You To Know

The Huffington Post Canada | Anchel Krishna | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

My three-year-old-daughter has cerebral palsy. Having a child with special needs means a whole new set of ground rules. And for those parents who don'...

12 Adorable Baby Name Ideas For Siblings

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Li | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

As parents, we put a lot of time and thought into compiling a list of our top baby names. Then it takes even longer to choose the perfect name for our...

10 Countries With The Strictest Baby Naming Laws

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

In Canada, we have the freedom to name our kids just about anything, from Jaxson to Maple to even something like Snow! But not all countries are like ...

Clothing Hacks To Avoid Buying A Whole New Maternity Wardrobe

The Huffington Post Canada | Roslyn Costanzo | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

I'm currently four and a half months pregnant with my second baby and by this point the first time around, I had excitedly amassed a collection of pro...

These 61 Baby Names Are Banned In One Mexican State

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

Parents in the Mexican state of Sonora can no longer call their babies Lady Di, Circumcision or Rolling Stone. A new law bans moms and dads from regis...

The Craziest Misconceptions Kids Have About Sex

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

For most teens and tweens, health, sex education, relationship education -- whatever their school calls it -- is an awkward rite of passage. Not all k...

Why Every Newborn Is Wrapped In The Same Blanket

The Huffington Post Canada | Helen Racanelli | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Parents

It's soft. It's cottony. It's primarily a creamy white colour and sports thin stripes in blue and pink. You've seen this receiving blanket in hospital...

5 Postpartum Body Changes The Pregnancy Guides Leave Out

The Huffington Post Canada | Lyndsay Kirkham | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Parents

Manuals can be helpful, especially when embarking on a new experience. Car maintenance, house repairs -- you can find what you need to know in a manua...

The Story Behind This Famous Book Will Tear You Apart

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Parents

Love you Forever is likely Robert Munsch's best-selling book, which is saying a lot. The children's author has more than 50 titles to his name, includ...

34 Brilliant Ideas For Organizing Your Kids' Stuff

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Parents

Kids have a lot of stuff. Sometimes we look around our homes and wonder: "Where did it all come from?" Suddenly our living rooms are overflowing with ...