parenting

L’importance de laisser nos enfants échouer

By Jennifer Anstiss OCT., M.Ed.


There is an old Japanese saying that says; knocked down seven, get up eight. For those of us facing the daunting challenge of raising the next generation, it is probably one of most important ideas to think about. 

The proverb suggests that no matter how many times we fail at something we should pick ourselves up and try again.  But the idea of failure can be a tricky thing for us parents to accept.

Halloween butterfly costume

By Carmen Kinniburgh

With three kids under the age of 10 at our house, there is a lot of anticipation for Halloween every year, and let’s face it, a little dread about the potential cost of costumes.

Thankfully, there are ways we get the kids on board the DIY costume bandwagon, saving a little money and having fun.

Here are three tried, tested and true techniques for having a budget-friendly and Spook-tacular Halloween:


 

Carmen-back to school moving

Our family of five is facing an extra challenge getting ready to head back to school this fall: we’re moving.

Between the new house, new school, and brand new city on the horizon, my three school-aged kids have a lot of worries on their young minds.  

But with a few tweaks to our regular back-to-school routine, I’m finding ways to ease their anxiety and smooth the transition as the new school year approaches:

Family in grass

By: Marjorie Cullen

Parents across Canada will be enjoying a bit more wiggle room in their budgets this month thanks to an increase in the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB). 

The UCCB program is not only being extended to include children ages 6 through 17 but will also see an increase of $60/month per child for those who were already enjoying the  benefit.

Father and Daughter Looking at Laptop

This blog was written by Peter Lewis.  Peter is the Vice President at Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation and was active in securing the Alberta Centennial Education Savings grant  nearly a decade ago. 

With a new government poised to lead Alberta, it’s a good time for the newly elected premier to reflect on what matters most to families.  Is it education, health, financial well being, or all of the above?  Whatever it may be, last night’s election results showed Albertans wanted change.