Keeping Them Safe

Halloween is a holiday loved by kids young and old – and in just a few short hours trick-or-treaters all over Red Deer will be excitedly counting up their swag. But with so many people; accidents and injuries can easily happen. Here are our top tips to ensure that however you decide to celebrate, you can celebrate in safety. It’s all about the Costume When it comes to the perfect Halloween get-up, we’re all about the costume and getting it just right. But costumes aren’t necessarily made with practicality in mind. A good fitting costume isn’t only more comfortable; it also avoids anything that might get caught on something; or limits movement. If possible, pick lighter colours and add some

Managing the Transition

Changing schools; whether during school break, or mid-way through the year; can be challenging. We’ve put together our top tips for making the transition a little smoother and making a school change successful for everyone. Communicate They say that knowledge is power and in this case, it really is true. Only you can decide the right timing to tell your child about an impending school move – in some cases too long a lead time might create more anxiety; but in others, your child might be expecting it months ahead of time, especially if you are relocating out of the area. Whatever situation you find yourself in, make sure that you give your child plenty of time to process. This is a big life c

5 Benefits of Private School

In order to equip children for an ever-changing world, many parents are choosing private school education; and with so many different options, there is a school to suit every child and family. The benefits of private school have been well documented, with some of the most common benefits being smaller class sizes, tailored programs, academic excellence and specialised staff. But many are finding benefits far beyond that; here are 5 advantages of private schooling you may not have thought of. Individualised Support With class sizes in the public school system growing, many parents are finding that their child simply doesn’t get the support that they need. With so many children; all with diffe

Raising Healthy Kids

Did you know that today is World Mental Health Day? When we think of “healthy”, our mind often goes to what we put into our mouths; and while that is a key aspect of wellness; today is a great reminder that overall health and well-being is so much more than just diet. It’s estimated that depression and anxiety are growing in Canada’s youth; with suicide being one of the leading causes of death for 15-24 year olds – making youth suicide in Canada one of the highest globally. They say that prevention is better than cure, so what can we do to promote overall wellness in our little ones? We’ve put together some ideas to get you started. Screen Time Screen time is the amount of time spent on tele

Teaching Kids Gratitude

Next week is Canadian Thanksgiving and as we enjoy time with loved ones and eating our Thanksgiving meals, we’ll be reflecting on what we are most thankful for. This is one of the best parts of Thanksgiving, but this simple act of gratitude doesn’t just have to be reserved for Thanksgiving; it’s something that can be practiced all year round. Why is Gratitude so important? Gratitude is more than making sure to say ‘please’ and ‘thank-you’; it’s a lifestyle centred on being thankful for what we have. It’s focusing on the beauty and abundance in life we all have, and counting our blessings. Studies on gratitude show that the more grateful we are, the happier we are. The benefits of practising

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