COVID has had quite an impact on our young people. From missing grad to missing summer vacations, it’s been a difficult year full of emotional and social challenges for our teens. Now, even the 2020-2021 school year will not be a seamless process for them as well. For example, they are not going to be […]
School classrooms have certainly changed over the last few months, and they are not likely ever going to be the same. Change is hard. Children, especially, tend to struggle with the change of environments that they do not understand. A pandemic can be challenging for the smartest adults to understand, much less elementary-aged children. Returning […]
In North America, 64% of school-aged kids experience bullying in some form or another at some point in their lifetime. It’s devastating to experience this not only for your child but also for the parents who feel helpless. Bullying is intentional tormenting in physical, verbal, or psychological ways. It can range from hitting, shoving, name-calling, […]
If you’re a parent with young kids, the greatest fear is losing a child. When you are a single parent, you may not have the luxury of having the support of your ex-spouse in watching your children after school or shuttling them back and forth to their activities. You juggle between work demands and your […]
When I start to hear those back-to-school commercials on TV and radio or see those advertisements online, my heart sinks. It’s a reminder that the summer is coming to a close and it’s time to change gears to get back into the rat race. I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly not looking forward […]
You may have noticed that the price of school supplies and everything else for that matter is increasing at a rate faster than our wages. If you’re like me, you’re probably looking for ways to stay within your budget as your disposable income shrinks. With this reality facing many families, more and more dollar stores […]
Aside from Christmas, it is one of the busiest and most expensive times of the year for parents of school kids – back-to-school. In September, you find yourself doing double time, multitasking, and being fully immersed in the rat race once again. If you are a single parent with children attending school, your 24-hour pie […]
Ok, so vacation has finally come to an end and the rat race begins. Back to school is the most hectic time for most families and for those of us who have school kids, getting back into the routine can be absolutely dreadful. For parents of school aged children, getting back into the “school mode” […]
It’s time to put the barbeque grill and the patio set away. Summer is over and school is back in session. As the labour day weekend concludes, anxiety builds as the first week back in school forces you into high gear. You suddenly find yourself multitasking in double time and performing a difficult juggling act. […]