Raising Generation Z

By Kerrie McLoughlin Parenting Generation Z kids can certainly be a challenge. Why? Well, it was easy for my own parents to set limits on my landline telephone time. For parents these days, however, it can be a pain to make sure you’re tracking the right things your...

Dads Rock

By Christa Melnyk Hines Peruse the greeting card section around Father’s Day and you’ll find the shelves bursting with stereotypes about dads. While we may love to poke fun at his expense, we have more reasons to appreciate dear old Dad besides how handy he is with a...

A Place for Everyone

By Melanie Isaacs I was only five when my Uncle Brian passed away. He and my Uncle Billy, who died before I was born, had Duchenne muscular dystrophy. I do not remember the hardships they faced or the struggle my parents and grandparents had keeping them comfortable...

IEP vs. 504

By Nora Heston Tarte If you’re the parent to a child who has ever struggled in school, it’s possible you’ve heard the terms Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and 504 Plan thrown around. The question is, do you know what these two plans are? Sure, both were created...

Choosing a Summer Camp

By Tanni Haas, Ph.D. It’s no exaggeration to say that the one event kids really look forward to all year is the summer camp. But how do you choose the right one? Based on my experiences as the parent of a 15-year-old boy, as well as conversations with other parents,...

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