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ParentsCanada - April 2015

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.com 3 contents F I R S T & L A S T 6 NA'AMA'S DAY Meet Canada's Kindest Kids 7 EDITOR'S LETTER Something to talk about 46 THE BIG TO-DO Writer Kristi York bids farewell to some parenting gear. U P F R O N T PA R E N T I N G 9 FOR STARTERS Caroline Rhea on parenting; Dr. Frances Jensen and the teenage brain; earth- friendly beauty products. 10 THE DOCTOR IS IN Dr. Marla answers your questions about sore tummies, hand, foot and mouth disease, and adult booster shots. RN Elizabeth Saewyc on sex ed. 12 HELP ME SARA Baby routines are ever- changing, and that's OK. 14 DOLLAR SENSE Paying for post-secondary school, even when you've started saving late in the game. 15 TOUCHY SUBJECT Should you pay kids to do chores? 18 CRAFTS Fun things to do with rocks. ON THE COVER Photography: Lise Varrette Cover girl: Na'ama, 5 REAL TALK REAL CHOICES REAL L I F E A P R I L 2 0 1 5 $ 4 . 95 Meet Na'ama Uzan, WINNER OF KIDS' CBC CANADA'S KINDEST KID CONTEST! WHY BABY ROUTINES ARE OVERRATED good enough you're FORGET BEING THE PERFECT PARENT DO KIDS DESERVE BUCK$ FOR CHORES? kindness ISSUE THE Best. Brunch. Ever. COVER_APR_15.indd 1 3/10/15 12:00 PM 12 S H O P P I N G 21 THE RIGHT STUFF PC staffers and contributors share their favourite things. L E A R N I N G 22 COLOUR BLIND To end systemic racism, we have to start with our kids. 25 FROM LIFE COMES ART How Kenya Barris' life inspired his hit family sitcom, black-ish. 26 HOW TO BE GOOD ENOUGH We tell our kids to do their best and have fun. Why doesn't that logic apply to parenting, too? E AT I N G 28 THE KINDEST MEAL Brunch was invented for sleep-deprived parents. 32 REAL FAST FOOD The French bistro classic, Steak Frites, is a snap to whip up. 34 NUTRITION How and what cavemen really ate. 35 CHEW ON THIS Food news and products to tempt your appetite. D E V E L O P I N G CHILDHOOD CHAPTERS 37 EXPECTING Take your best shot: Which vaccinations are safe during pregnancy? 38 BABY My baby's head looks fl at: Nobody's head is perfectly symmetrical, but is this cause for concern? 40 TODDLER Ditching the diapers: Does three-day potty training work? 42 PRESCHOOL Tic talk: Involuntary movements or noises are quite common, and usually fade away. 43 SCHOOL AGE Testing, testing: Help your child deal with the pressures of standardized testing. 44 TWEEN Bye bye BFF: What to do when your child's best friend moves away. 45 TEEN The great bathroom debate: Transgender students face discrimination when it comes to washroom use. 24 A P R I L 2 0 1 5 Looking for a quick read? Check out the trivia along the bottom of every page, courtesy of The Bathroom Reader's Series & All-Time Great Canadian Quotations 15 page 28 A FANCY FRUIT SALAD LIFTS ANY BRUNCH page 44 EASING THE PAIN WHEN YOUR TWEEN'S BFF MOVES AWAY page 40 CAN YOU DITCH THE DIAPERS IN THREE DAYS? page 6 WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS... page 18 THESE CRAFT PROJECTS ROCK! 28 20 6 kindness ISSUE THE

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