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Why I Drove My 16-Year-Old Daughter Halfway Across Canada

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

She would get a quality education in any of these places, to be sure. And she would learn about navigating life independent of her parents, whether she is in residence in Hamilton or Kingston or Fredericton. But would she experience a new culture in Kitchener-Waterloo? Would life be so much different in Eastern Ontario than it is here in Niagara?

How to Raise Kids Who Handle Pressure Like Pros

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

As young as Grade 3, kids are under pressure to wear the right clothes, like the right music, have the right friends and be cool. Often, that leads to stress and anxiety for youngsters. Well-intentioned parents often try too hard to prevent the bumps and scrapes of feelings as kids grow up, but one parenting expert says they're doing more harm than good.

Preventing Teens From Asking "Am I Ugly?"

Erika Katz | Posted 04.23.2012 | Canada Living
Erika Katz

We have seen kids harming themselves due to cyberbullying when they do not put themselves out there. Now, they are asking for the ridicule. As parents, how do we help them to make better choices and control some of this?

"Where Do Babies Come From?" and More Awkward Conversations With Kids

Josey Vogels | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living
Josey Vogels

"My youngest son wanted to know what the 'part' below his penis was," one mom tells me. "I explained to him that it was his testicles. He quickly replied he didn't like the look of it and could I take them off!"