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5 key tips for digital parenting

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(NC) Being a parent is a tough job, one that only gets more complicated when your kids start to go online and use smart devices. And with children as young as toddlers hopping onto their mom or dad’s tablets, the earlier you start the conversation about using the internet responsibly, the better. Use these tips to prepare for when your ...

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A parent’s guide to cyberbullying

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(NC) With a new school year in full swing, it’s a good idea for parents to stay vigilant against online problems kids can face. Cyberbullying is one concern many parents have, and with good reason — it’s becoming a more common and threatening event. “There’s an increased danger for rapid escalation of cyberbullying, with participants and their victims growing exponentially,” ...

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3 tips to help your child deal with cyberbullying

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(NC) Did you know that 20 per cent of Canadian teens have experienced cyberbullying directly, while many more have witnessed it? While your children may never become cyberbullies or victims, they will most likely witness this type of behaviour and remaining silent or joining in can make matters worse. These tips can help guide their actions in these situations. Use ...

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American first daughter, Ivanks Trump celebrates 8th wedding anniversary with husband

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American first daughter,  Ivanka Trump, and her husband, Jared Kushner, are celebrating their 8th wedding anniversary. The couple alongside Donald Trump commemorated their eight years together with matching Instagram posts from their wedding. Ivanka captioned hers: ‘Happy eight-year anniversary to the love of my life!’ Jared captioned his: ‘Happy anniversary Jared and Ivanka! 8 years’

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Ideas to keep kids entertained on planes.

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(NC) Flying can be stressful for parents of young children. Kids are unpredictable, but fortunately, there are some easy ways to keep your children happy in-flight. Like all Air Canada Rouge Crew, Malika Maturana was trained at the Disney Institute to create memorable moments for kids and their parents. Here, this mother of five offers her best tips as both ...

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How to keep kids safe from electrical hazards

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As warmer days draw families outside, make it a priority to talk to your children about playing safe and staying away from electrical safety hazards. Here are some safety tips from Hydro One: Make sure kids understand that they need to obey warning signs and keep away from outdoor areas marked “Danger” or “Danger High Voltage.” No one should ever ...

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Dealing with your child’s bad attitude towards your wife

Dealing with your child’s bad attitude towards your wife

  By: Pastor Taiwo Iredele Odubiyi www.pastortaiwoodubiyi.org   Bola decided to talk. “It’s just that I’m wondering why you didn’t love Mommy.” Femi was surprised. “Mommy? Do you mean your mother?” “Yes.” “I loved her. Why should you think I didn’t love her?” As he talked, he silently asked God for wisdom to handle her. “No, you did not.” Bola ...

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Back to School: Use arts and crafts materials safely

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Just because you can buy arts and crafts materials in stores doesn’t mean they are free from health and safety hazards. Some of these materials can be dangerous if you do not follow all of the safety instructions on the product label. Health risks The most common health hazards from working with arts and crafts materials are cuts from knives ...

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Blind cord safety

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Did you know that ordinary household items such as window coverings can cause serious injuries to children? If your window coverings have cords, your children are at risk of strangulation and even death. Good news: keeping your children safe is as easy as removing corded window coverings from your windows. Go cordless Children and blind cords don’t mix. Any type of blind ...

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5 support resources for caregivers

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(NC) You’re raising a young-ish family, working full time and caring for a frail elderly or ill family member or friend. You’re stressed a lot of the time. Fortunately, there are community and government resources that can help. Here are five: Elizz. This is an offering of Saint Elizabeth Health Care, a national not-for-profit organization that has been caring for ...

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3 strategies for raising confident kids.

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(NC) We all want the best for our kids, and building their confidence is a great way help them become happy, healthy and successful adults. Try these three strategies recommended by registered early childhood educators, who are trained in child development and plan play -based early learning and care programs. Encourage decision-making. Confidence in making small decisions leads to confidence ...

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Manulife removes mandatory nicotine testing for some life insurance applicants

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TORONTO — People looking to secure health insurance from Manulife may no longer be subjected to nicotine testing, as the company looks to streamline the application process.   The insurer (TSX:MFC) says nicotine tests will no longer be required for individual policies for eligible applicants aged 18 to 40, on policies that pay up to $1 million in benefits.   ...

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GOOD PARENTING REQUIRES ACCOUNTABILITY

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My family lived in a small town, and my sister recalled the following incident:   “When I was walking home from high school one day, one of the roughneck kids from the ‘bad side’ of town came up to me and we had a short conversation. When I got home, Dad asked, ‘What were you and Johnny talking about today?’ ...

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Tips for busy parents

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(NC) Spend more time on the things you love, like quality time with the kids and your favourite hobbies, with these super simple tips for super busy parents. Schedule a weekly planning session. Choose a quieter small block of time to plan key things for the week ahead, like meals, chores and special commitments. Create a shopping list, figure out transportation ...

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Enjoy your friends and live longer

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(NC) When Victor Wasaba retired five years ago, he didn’t want to spend his golden years sitting on the couch watching TV. The 71-year-old Winnipegger wanted to use his time away from work to be active and socialize with friends. “Once a month I meet with the guys from my old repair crew and we go out for breakfast,” he ...

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Are Spanked Children More Aggressive?

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By Dr. Kristie Does spanking increase the risk of aggression in children? A new study in the journal Pediatrics looked at this issue and reached the conclusion that spanking children has drawbacks – and may increase the risk of violent and aggressive behavior during childhood.   Are Spanked Children More Aggressive? Spanking children is a controversial topic. Despite recommendations by ...

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A Working Woman’s Guide To More Time With Your Family

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By Laura Storme   Being a working woman with a family can put a lot of strain on those valuable moments with the family.  You miss taking the kids to the park or taking them to the zoo because your evenings and weekends are crammed full of cooking the evening meal, running errands and doing laundry.  It doesn’t have to ...

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Starbucks Further Expands Parental Leave

CHENGDU, SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA - 2015/09/13: Coffee cup on table in a Starbucks cafe.  Starbucks is streamlining the ordering process so customers are able to get that cup of coffee  faster than usual. (Photo by Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Starbucks Corp. is upgrading its U.S. paid parental leave plan as it seeks to hire and retain workers in an increasingly competitive labor market. Effective Oct. 1, qualified store associates who are birth mothers will be entitled to six weeks of paid leave at 100% up from 67% average pay previously, and 12 weeks of unpaid leave. Store associates who ...

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