Making Time Together Meaningful

The Holidays are right around the corner and it can be a busy time for many families – between attending Christmas concerts, parties and family events; the festivities are over before you know it and you can feel like it was one big whirlwind. Here are our top 5 tips for making the most of this festive season with your loved ones. Let them help plan What makes you feel more special as a child than your voice being heard? It’s exciting when your parents allow you to make decisions! When everyone is involved in planning you’ll have more opportunity to experience special moments. Allow everyone’s personality to shine through this holiday season by giving each member of the family a designated t

Teaching Kids to be Non-Materialistic

At this time of year it’s easy to get swept up in the commercialism of the season. We’ve put together 5 suggestions on how you can help your little ones avoid becoming too materialistic. Teach them to pay-it-forward The Holiday season is the perfect time of year to encourage children to pay it forward. Whether it’s buying the coffee of the person behind you in the Tim Horton’s line up or putting together a Christmas donation box, there are so many ways to pay-it-forward. Make it fun by seeing how many creative ideas you can come up with. Help them prioritize their own money When you’re young, it’s easy for money to burn a hole in your pocket! If you give your child a weekly or monthly allowa

Say Goodbye to Sibling Rivalry

Bring up sibling rivalry and a mental picture likely comes to mind. Whether you have children who argue, or whether you were a child who was in constant competition with your sibling; one thing we know for sure: Sibling rivalry isn’t fun! There are lots of reasons siblings come into conflict with one another, and one of those reasons is their desire to find their place in the family structure. Children are the centre of their universe, introduce another child who is also the centre of their universe and this can sometimes give way to a power struggle. We’ve put together our top 5 suggestions for how you can win the war on sibling rivalry and restore peace in your home. Lose labels How often

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