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How to develop leadership skills in children; Expert offers tips

Every child has the ability to be a leader. While some children are born with stronger traits associated with leadership, every child has the potential to become a leader at some point. The stories of the leaders differ. Some people are calm and collected while others are stern and angry. Additionally, some people may need …

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How to apply for Ontario’s $250 per child ‘catch up’ payments

The Ontario government is offering parents $200 or $250 per child to offset the cost of catching up in school after two years of interrupted learning.Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press Ontario Secretary of Education Stephen Lecce announced this week that the province will issue a fourth round of direct payments to parents — to help students …

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New guidelines outline how to diagnose anxiety in children as waitlists for mental health support grow

Before the pandemic, the incidence and prevalence of mental health disorders were relatively low.Ben Goode/Getty Images/iStockphoto The Canadian Pediatric Society on Thursday released new guidelines for diagnosing and treating anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. The guidelines, set out in two documents, are the organization’s first to specifically address anxiety disorders, which are among the …

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How to eat at a restaurant with a toddler who has only lived life in lockdown

At Fonda Balam, a counter-only Mexican restaurant.Corey Mintz/The Globe and Mail Although restaurants have been a central part of my professional life, I have never eaten in one with my daughter. Food is a huge board of our connection. We bake challah together and pick peas in our roadside garden. But my toddler, who we …

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Opinion: As lawmakers consider how to keep children safe online, they should look to Britain and California

Within months of the Age Appropriate Design Code coming into force in the UK, the big names in technology have made positive changes.DADO RUVIC/Reuters Elizabeth Denham, CBE, was UK Information Commissioner (2016-21) and British Columbia Information and Privacy Commissioner (2010-16). She is a Trustee of 5 Rights, an international charity dedicated to putting children’s rights …

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