Parents Back to School

Sticky situation: 10 Back-to-School Guidelines

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 09.01.2014 | 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.

Skip the Back-to-School Gadgets and Invest in Your Kid's Future

Peter Lewis | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Lewis

Yes, folks, back-to-school season is here. And with it comes a frenzy of shopping. This year, however, may be a little bit different. Almost half of Canadian parents say they expect to spend less than $200 on back-to-school items, with one-third of moms saying they plan to spend less than $100. So where are parents' priorities shifting to? Their children's future.

Back to School Supplies... For Adults

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Meghan Walker

Goodbye pencils, paper and penny-loafers, back to school has taken on a whole new meaning. Get back to your healthy habits and renewed focus with some well-deserved supplies and a few options to help make it a little easier on your body to chase down the bus. Funny isn't it, how some things never change.

How Toxic Are Your Kids' School Supplies?

Jen Mayville | Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada Living
Jen Mayville

With only a few weeks left of summer, parents are already thinking about getting their kids ready for back-to-school. But, there's one thing kids don't need to pack in their backpacks this year: toxic chemicals.

How to Maximize Back to School Shopping With Your Kids

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

I recently went shopping for back to school clothes with my three young kids in tow. As insane as it may seem to take your kids along with you while picking out clothes for the season, it actually makes things easier and more efficient as you're able to size things on the spot. As the first day of school looms, here are some proven tips for back to school shopping with kids.

16 Back To School Must-Haves

The Huffington Post Canada | Thien Huynh | Posted 08.09.2013 | Canada Living

August is when back-to-school anxiety starts to heat up…for moms and dads at least. Now’s the time to shop for pencils and search for books, to ke...

School Started! How to Not Lose Your Marbles...

Jonathan Hewitt | Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada Living
Jonathan Hewitt

As you and your children settle into the new school year with new schedules and new activities, it can all be quite overwhelming. Your role as family manager has just stepped into high gear -- planning, organizing, directing, monitoring, and motivating are in the forefront as you help your children adjust to everything this school year brings. So how can you get everything done and not lose your marbles?

Texting: Yay Or Nay When It Comes To Your Kids?

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada Living

For many Canadian teens and pre-teens, texting is the choice mode of communication. While their parents may still be making phone calls and (gasp!) tr...

Back-To-School Stress: The Keys To Help Your Kids Cope

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 10.30.2011 | Canada Living

The start of a new school year can be challenging and stressful for parents and children alike. According to a new Angus Reid survey, 42 per cent of C...