She can be anything she wants

Many young people still make career choices based on gender stereotypes. By fighting against them, we encourage children and youth to express their true personality and make informed choices about their future. Even today, many young people will make choices based on gender stereotypes, choices that do not always reflect their deep desire for a... Continue Reading →

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Don’t hide your illnesses from your children

Your parental instincts can be to keep your children in the dark about any physical or mental illnesses you may have in order to protect them. Unfortunately, children always sense and see more than we think. Therefore your silence can have a negative impact. Children are kept in the dark, but they constantly feels that... Continue Reading →

Sexual Development

We should all be able to enjoy our childhood as long as we can. We should all be entitled to come into an awareness of our sexual orientation privately and on our own terms. We should all be entitled to full autonomy over our own body. So many mixed messages they're fed, and expectations they're... Continue Reading →

Planning family activities with anxiety

People who struggle with anxiety have this tendency partly because we have a heightened fear of things not going the way we want or expect. I was worried that the kids wouldn't get along, that there would be fighting, or that they wouldn't have a good time. I was worried we would forget to bring... Continue Reading →

Stop assuming dads aren’t caregivers

It's time to stop assuming dads aren't caregivers and that mom's are the primary caretaker of children. Taking care of children shouldn't be a job deemed for women only. Fathers want to be in their children lives. I know many men who have more parenting instinct than their spouse. The idea that women are just... Continue Reading →

I’m so proud of students today

In Ontario when Ford cancelled the sexual education curriculum student protested demanding the right to a proper education. They care about their education and they are not afraid to stand up for their rights. To cherish knowledge is to know wisdom. Surrounded by chaos, they stay true to their convictions, unafraid to question authority. When... Continue Reading →

Sick? Stay home – Easier said than done

I was reading an article written by a fellow parent, a rant really, demanding that people keep their sick kids at home before they kill someone. I understand the thought and logic behind her rant, but the reality is much different. You really can't expect perfection from an imperfect world. In a perfect world, anyone... Continue Reading →

Socializing with kids and teenagers

Every time we go out, people always ask my kid the same 2 questions: How are you? Do you like school? My kid has social anxiety and dyslexia, so school isn't her favorite question. She's learned that if she answers those questions honestly adults dismiss her feeling or say "don't worry it's going to get... Continue Reading →

Do you have an active kid?

Did you know that if you live in the province of Quebec, you can claim a refundable tax credit for the physical activities or artistic, cultural or recreational activities of your children, provided you meet all of the following conditions: You were living in the province Quebec on December 31, 2017. In 2017, you: registered... Continue Reading →

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