Parents Back to School

Shopping for Back to School Doesn't Have to Be a Nightmare

Adrienne Down Coulson | Posted 09.03.2015 | Canada Parents
Adrienne Down Coulson

While going back to school can be overwhelming for both parents and kids, it doesn't have to be that way. Following these simple tips will take the stress out of back to school shopping -- even if you are down to the final days.

Get Your Kids Ready to Go Back to School

Her Magazine | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Parents
Her Magazine

You've probably been thinking of back to school since July because that's when the ads first appeared. Of course they did -- we need to make way for Halloween already. So here are some recommendations to help you and your children get your heads back into the game.

Discover Ottawa's Independent Coffee Scene

Yelp Canada | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada Living
Yelp Canada

Ottawa is enjoying a bit of an independent coffee revival that includes new cafes, small-batch roasters, and knowledgeable, artistic baristas. It's worth noting that this trend isn't just hitting the downtown core, but is also spreading to the suburbs and rural areas as well. East or west, downtown or outskirts, we've found some of the city's best coffee to quell your caffeine craving.

How to Organize a Stress-Free Back to School Routine

Professional Organizers in Canada | Posted 08.15.2015 | Canada Parents
Professional Organizers in Canada

Back to school is right around the corner, causing moms and dads across Canada to gear up for the big race -- the race against the clock! Any parent who has a child in school, knows that back to school mornings feel more like participating in a marathon than enjoying a relaxing start to the day. To help parents organize a stress-free back to school routine, Professional Organizers in Canada are offering five easy steps that will have your mornings running smoothly.

These Are Students' Top Concerns Going Into the New School Year

Mandy Mail | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada Living
Mandy Mail

It's almost back-to-school time... and love it or hate it, no one can deny that it can be a time of high anxiety for both students and parents. From shopping for clothes and supplies to arranging transportation, preparing for courses and making new friends, it can be exciting, but stressful as well.

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.

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

Peter Lewis | Posted 10.27.2014 | 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...