If you thought child beauty pageants happened mostly in United States, you may be surprised to know that they are actually quite popular in Canada too. Miss All Canadian Pageant is one of the biggest in the country. As indicated on their website, anyone from 0 to 20+ years old can be registered in their beauty pageant. Self-esteem, confidence and social growth are some of the core values they say children will walk away with after participating in their beauty pageant. So do kids actually … [Read more...]
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Monday comes around and your child is refusing to go to school. Your kid used to love going to school but this has now become a daily battle. So you engage your child because you know school is a must and there shouldn’t be any reason, other than illness, to skip school. The result is a power struggle that may only intensify the negativity with which your child is viewing going to school. If this is a daily occurrence in your household, here are some ways to help your kids love going to … [Read more...]
Skateboarding may often be associated with ‘rebellious street’ teenagers who love adrenaline. But you may be surprised to know that skateboarding is not just for youth looking for a cool lifestyle. Allowing kids to learn skateboarding has significant benefits for their development. Yes, it can be a dangerous sport. But don't most sports carry some level of risk? Below you will find some of the ways your kids may benefit from skateboarding. There’s a chance your negative view on skateboarding … [Read more...]
When it comes to educating our children, does it make a difference if you raise kids in the city or the suburbs? Does one place offer better educational resources than the other? Here are some points to consider if you have come across these questions: City life: Educate kids about culture and diversity Cities are hubs for educating children about culture and diversity as they are filled with people from all over the world and all walks of life. Kids raised in cities will grow up hearing … [Read more...]
Swimming lessons for kids are quite commonplace in any urban area. A lot of parents would want their child to participate merely because it’s a known safety benefit to successfully handle oneself in a body of water. Some parents kickstart their kid’s water affair earlier than others (there has been some debate on an ideal starting age), but the benefits of getting your child in the pool are overall, quite substantial. Here is why a child should be in swimming lessons: They can ensure their own … [Read more...]
If a child is fearful of flying and they are getting increasingly anxious before take-off, there are some methods to help diffuse the panic. Being scared of flying is fairly common for people of all ages. However, children might not be able to grasp just how uncommon plane crashes are (chances are approximately 1 in 11 million). So even though as a parent you can assure them they will be more than safe, they still have to make their way down a jetway into an isolated tube-- and then launched … [Read more...]