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Kids should be able to play sports

A local pediatrician says every time we stop kids from being physically active, it damages their physical and mental health

How to take the homeschooling leap

Montreal Families associate editor explains why she decided to homeschool her kids this fall and offers parents advice on how to embark on this courageous journey

10 great Montreal-area parks to visit with kids

During the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to spend time outdoors with the kids – for everyone’s mental and physical health. These parks have something fun for kids of every age

Books that ignite a child’s imagination

These four books will help children escape reality in these not-so-normal pandemic times

Rebooting birthday parties – with safety measures!

In the early stages of the pandemic, drive-by birthday parades became a trendy way to mark a child’s special day. But thankfully it’s no longer the only safe birthday party option.

Screen time in the age of Coronavirus

A research director at Common Sense Media, a leading source of entertainment and technology recommendations for families, explains the science behind new screen rules

A great way to teach kids about tolerance

Intolerance. It seems to be everywhere these days. President Donald Trump can be heard making disparaging remarks about people on

Books that educate kids about Indian residential schools

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission shares stories of the impact of natives having their children taken from them by the Canadian government and put in schools to try to assimilate them

Pediatricians ask premier to ease restrictions for kids

In a letter to Francois Legault, pediatricians are calling for the elimination of the two-metre physical distancing rule for kids 12 and under

Should my family get a dog?

Local writer Julie Matlin shares her own experience and offers advice from veterinarian Elkin Seto and dog trainer Aimee Pierce

Three books that honour the legacy of Anne Frank

Her diary has humanized the experience of the Holocaust and these books can help educate young people about this terrible time in history

FitSpirit program helps girls stay active

The aim is to leverage strong social bonds among teen girls to cultivate a lifelong love of sports, running, dance or other physical activity