Jo's Editorial

It’s natural for young children to feel ‘shy’ at some stage in their development. I prefer to use the word “Reserved.” If this behaviour is longer lasting or intensifies as the child grows older, it can become crippling – limiting their openness to new experiences and making it very hard for the child to socialize and meet new friends.

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April is a great time to make outdoor play a part of your family’s daily routine. I’ve always believed that any activity is good for the body AND mind and this is especially true for our children.

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With daycare costing more than college in many parts of the United States, families are finding creative ways to care for their children while making sure that the bills still get paid. For some households, this means one parent assuming the traditional breadwinner role while the other stays home with the children.

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In honor of Valentine's Day, myself and my team asked children to tell us what love means to them. I've also been tweeting out a call to have you ask your kids what love means to them and tweet me their 10-15 second video reply. I'll be retweeting some of my favorites leading up to Valentine's Day.

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Winter Blues. It’s an old name we prescribe to the feeling that winter has been going on for too long. Not only can this seasonal weather affect us as adults, but as young children, too. We all know that feeling of being cooped up like headless chickens and where those grey clouds feel like they are touching our heads. Sometimes we need something uplifting to shake away our winter blues. So what can we do to keep this at arm’s length?

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