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National Family Week: Connected Families, Connected Communities

National Family Week: Connected Families, Connected Communities English | Français Since 1985 Canadians in communities across the country have come together in October for National Family Week. The week provides an opportunity to celebrate families and reflect on their importance in our lives. Since 2007, Families Canada has coordinated National Family Week.   This year, National Family Week is October 4-10, 2021 and the theme is …

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Father’s Day

Father’s Day English | Français When my husband and I were in Sweden last fall, our walking tour guide had us play a little game. We would get a wrapped candy for every Latte Papa that we could spot along a city block. What is a Latte Papa you might ask? He is a stay-at-home …

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Parlez à vos enfants de diversité, d’intégration et oui, de racisme

Parlez à vos enfants de diversité, d’intégration et oui, de racisme English | Français Comment pouvons-nous expliquer à nos enfants pourquoi notre monde est à l’envers ? En pleine pandémie, la mort violente de George Floyd aux mains de la police aux États-Unis a déclenché une onde de choc et d’indignation d’ordre planétaire, et mis au …

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Talk to your kids about diversity and inclusion—and yes, also about race

Talk to your kids about diversity and inclusion—and yes, also about race English | Français What do we tell children about this upside down world? In the middle of a pandemic, George Floyd’s death in the United States has sparked world-wide indignation and raised realities of the racism, injustice and the inequality societies harbour. Canada …

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Loving Parents Playing With Newborn Baby At Home In Loft Apartment

Love Builds Brains

Love Builds Brains This week, I want to share with you excerpts from a 2019 interview with Dr. Jean Clinton, child psychiatrist at the McMaster Children’s Hospital and clinical professor in psychiatry and neurosciences at McMaster University: A young child’s brain is flexible; its structure is shaped by interaction between genes and experiences, including environment …

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