Kids & Teens


The Great Beyond

by Samantha Brazeau-Wilson and Chelsea Brunette

For kids and parents, the jump up to post-secondary school is a big one. Continue reading

Posted in Kids & Teens | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shoes to Fit

By Pat Ross

It was near the end of August when Joanie had the meltdown. At the time, we were 10-year-old cousins in the midst of a back-to-school shopping trip. The day was hot, the excursion was seemingly endless and there were four of us kids with just one adult, my uncle. When Joanie saw the platform heels in the middle of the shoe section at the department store, she had to have them. Continue reading

Posted in Kids & Teens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Summer: From a Kid’s View

by Sophie Brown-Graham

It all starts when that bell rings. That magical beepbeep- beep echoes through the hallways, spreading into classrooms. All the kids jump up screaming, as the good artists hold up signs with Harry Potter and Snoopy saying, “No more school!” Continue reading

Posted in Kids & Teens | Leave a comment

GettIng a Driver’s Licence

by Samantha Brazeau-Wilson

Clear the way! Your teen is finally 16—and anxious to get behind the wheel of a vehicle and cruise. But first, the designated route to getting a driver ’s license is an important one to follow. Without practice and proven know-how, your teen won’t be driving any time soon. Continue reading

Posted in Kids & Teens | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Put a Lid On It

By: Pat Ross

Kids across the city are itching to hit the road on bikes, skateboards, in-line skates and scooters. As soon as the streets are clear of snow, their wheels will be in motion. But what about their helmets? Continue reading

Posted in Kids & Teens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Better Sleep

A restful sleep is important for everyone, but children, from the very young to teens, obviously need more of it, since they are mental, emotional and physical energizer bunnies. Just what counts as adequate sleep, though? Continue reading

Posted in Kids & Teens, Toddler | Leave a comment

Is texting KPC (keeping parents clueless)?

By: Pat Ross

Should you want to stay connected with your kids and understand how they communicate, it’s wise to begin researching — and texting — RN (right now). Continue reading

Posted in Kids & Teens | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Calling on young videographers!

Inspire others in the RCMP anti-drug video contest. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is holding a contest, calling for the submission of videos made by teens for teens that promote a drug-free lifestyle. Continue reading

Posted in Kids & Teens | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shift the focus to healthy behaviours

By: Barb Duncan

Are you worried about the size of your children? The latest report from Statistics Canada shows about a third of Canadian kids are overweight or obese. That fact has parents wondering what to do, since excess weight in childhood can lead to a host of health issues. Continue reading

Posted in Health, Kids & Teens | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Okay to be Gay?

Local GLBTTQ youth leaders tell it like it is
By: Jordan Kent-Baas Continue reading

Posted in Community, Kids & Teens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment