Ontario's Sex Ed curriculum just got a major update. What do you think of the changes?

Sweeping Changes to Ontario’s Sex Education Curriculum

Ontario’s 1998 sex education curriculum was desperately out of date and yesterday it got a much needed update from Premier Kathleen Wynne. The revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum speaks to the sign of the times such as the use of technology, social media and same-sex marriages. So what will public and Catholic students in Ontario be … [Continue Reading]

From digiPlaySpace to Walt Disney classics to March Break gaming camps, there's plenty of fun things for tweens to do at TIFF Bell Lightbox this March Break.

March Break Fun for Tweens at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto

TIFF Bell Lightbox is the place to for tweens to be this March! From the return of the award-winning innovative exhibition, digiPlaySpace, to the rare opportunity to see some of the most beloved Walt Disney Classics back on the big screen, and week-long March Break Camps that take kids into the fun worlds of filmmaking and gaming, there is so much … [Continue Reading]

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Dr. Martens Launching Limited Edition Adventure Time Boots

Dr. Martens will soon be launching limited edition boots based on the main characters of the animated show Adventure Time. The popular Cartoon Network show revolves around the adventures of a boy named Finn and his shape shifting dog Jake in the mythical Land of Ooo. The limited edition Adventure Time boots will be available starting March … [Continue Reading]

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Carefree RV Resorts – Affordable Florida Vacation Homes for Families or Retirees

Post sponsored by Carefree RV Resorts When I was a kid, my grandparents used to spend several months each year in their winter home in Florida. We visited them there a few times, and I always looked forward to those trips - not only did we get to see my grandparents but we got to enjoy the warm and sunny Florida weather and visit fun attractions … [Continue Reading]

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Upcoming Events for Tweens at Glama Gal Tween Spa

Between homework and extra curricular activities, kids today are over-scheduled more than ever. And don't think for one second that just because they're kids, that they can't feel overwhelmed, frustrated or stressed. That's why kids too, need to unwind and have fun, without the pressure of getting that A+ or scoring the game winning goal. That's … [Continue Reading]

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Tweens & Early Adolescents Parenting Workshop with Alyson Schafer

Parenting Tweens - A Whole New World Didn't it feel like yesterday that we were holding our newborn child and right before our eyes, that infant is now 10 going on 19. The middle school years creep up on unsuspecting parents so fast, and with it, a whole new set of parenting challenges begin. There are the one word conversations, mood swings, … [Continue Reading]

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Have You Googled Your Child?

There is a saying… “What happens on Google stays on Google”. If you post something then quickly regret or think twice about it, that post will still be there and you can guarantee that someone has seen it, taken a screen shot or shared it already. It brings us back to the THINK Rule. Before you hit “post”, stop and re-read what you want to share, … [Continue Reading]

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Fun Washi Tape Easter Crafts

Remember when your kids were younger and every holiday meant they would make some cute craft at school and bring it home for you? Do you ever miss those days? Well, tweens may be too old to make a … [Continue Reading]

Unique March Break Camps for Tweens in Toronto and the GTA

March Break will soon be upon us. Have you made any plans yet? If you don't have plans to leave town, check out these unique March Break camps for tweens in Toronto and the GTA. There's something for … [Continue Reading]

Dr. Martens Launching Limited Edition Adventure Time Boots

Dr. Martens will soon be launching limited edition boots based on the main characters of the animated show Adventure Time. The popular Cartoon Network show revolves around the adventures of a boy … [Continue Reading]

Tweens & Early Adolescents Parenting Workshop with Alyson Schafer

Parenting Tweens - A Whole New World Didn't it feel like yesterday that we were holding our newborn child and right before our eyes, that infant is now 10 going on 19. The middle school years creep … [Continue Reading]

Sweeping Changes to Ontario’s Sex Education Curriculum

Ontario’s 1998 sex education curriculum was desperately out of date and yesterday it got a much needed update from Premier Kathleen Wynne. The revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum speaks … [Continue Reading]

March Break Fun for Tweens at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto

TIFF Bell Lightbox is the place to for tweens to be this March! From the return of the award-winning innovative exhibition, digiPlaySpace, to the rare opportunity to see some of the most beloved Walt … [Continue Reading]

The Next Step’s Thalia Busy with Season 3, New App

Taveeta Szymanowicz plays contemporary dancer Thalia on the hit Family Channel show The Next Step. She began dancing at the ripe old age of 5 and started competitive training at just 9 years old. How … [Continue Reading]

The Next Step Dance Academy App Review

Dance with Your Favourite A Troupe Dancer The hit show The Next Step is just about the biggest thing on television today for tweens. The show follows the lives of a group of elite dancers at the Next … [Continue Reading]

Have You Googled Your Child?

There is a saying… “What happens on Google stays on Google”. If you post something then quickly regret or think twice about it, that post will still be there and you can guarantee that someone has … [Continue Reading]

March Break Camp at North Beach Volleyball

Is the cold winter weather getting you down? Why not escape to the beach, right here in Toronto? North Beach Volleyball offers lots of indoor fun for kids and families, including 8 indoor beach … [Continue Reading]

Cyberbullying: The New Face of an Ageless Problem

Do you remember being taunted or teased in school? Bullying is not a new problem. In the literary world, Anne of Green Gables written by Lucy Maud Montgomery offers an account of a child being … [Continue Reading]

4 Easy Steps to the Perfect Valentine’s Day

The sweetest day of the year is only days away and you've got nothing planned. Oh I get it, I'm not judging. After all, car pooling duties to hockey and dance doesn't stop because Valentine's Day is … [Continue Reading]

Win Tickets to Pinocchio at Young People’s Theatre

The adventures of a marionette named Pinocchio and his puppet master Geppetto is a story as old as time. Based on the Italian children's novel by Carlo Collodi, it tells the tale of a wooden … [Continue Reading]

2015 Family Day Weekend Events in Toronto and GTA

Next Monday is Family Day in Ontario, which means we get a long weekend. In case you don't have any plans yet, we've rounded up some fun Family Day weekend events taking place in Toronto and the GTA … [Continue Reading]

Simple Nail Art Designs for Valentine’s Day

Nail art is very popular these days, with tweens, teens and adults. From simple nail art designs to intricate art work, it's a fun way to be creative and express your individuality. You don't need … [Continue Reading]

Discover Canada’s Top Summer Camps at Our Kids Camp Expo – Feb 22

Discover Your Adventure at Canada’s Top Summer Camps Article by:  Erin McLaughlin for OurKids.net, Canada's trusted source for camps and schools. What does camp mean to you? Maybe it’s a week of … [Continue Reading]

Skate it UP! with Children in Action for a Good Cause

Children making a difference, that's what the 40+ young members of Children in Action (CIA) is working hard to achieve. Founded in 2011 by brothers Vishal and Ishan Vijay, CIA's mission is to protect … [Continue Reading]

Improve Your Child’s Relationship with Food

Fear is a common reaction to 'the obesity epidemic', so it's no wonder that children today are more focused on food than ever before. Kids are being taught about the importance of choosing from 'good … [Continue Reading]

What Parents Need to Know About Online Gaming

Gaming… what does it mean when your kids are online and playing? Are they on a site by themselves or are they connected with friends they know in real life or perhaps someone they don’t know at … [Continue Reading]

Upcoming Events for Tweens at Glama Gal Tween Spa

Between homework and extra curricular activities, kids today are over-scheduled more than ever. And don't think for one second that just because they're kids, that they can't feel overwhelmed, … [Continue Reading]