Kids adapt to a covid world

Teaching kids to stay pandemic-safe without turning them into germophobes is a delicate balance for parents  By Ameeta Vohra When the pandemic hit, the everyday lives of our children changed immediately and drastically. Schools closed and classrooms became virtual.  Sports teams, clubs, and countless other activities vanished. Public health restrictions ended visits with friends and […]

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Supporting family mental health after a tragedy

Learn to help your kids grieve and process the unthinkable By Jill Chappell As if parenting during a pandemic wasn’t already challenging enough, the emotional toll of the mass shooting in Nova Scotia has placed an even greater responsibility on parents to manage their family’s mental health. “When something happens that threatens us, it changes […]

How mental illness made me a better parent

Making sure she fills her own cup first has made Jill Chappell gentler, kinder, and a healthy role model for her kids By Jill Chappell The term mental illness conjures up all types of images, but I doubt any of those pictures equate to the cover model of Today’s Parent. It’s yet another example of […]

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