In news that will come as no surprise to parents of children with autism, the auditor general’s report shows that families in Ontario wait an unacceptably long time — as in, years — for diagnosis and therapy that could substantially improve outcomes. There are many problems with the provision of autism services to families in Ontario,… Read More »
Moose milk along with milk from animals such as camels, donkeys, alpaca, reindeer and yak could be used to provide dairy to the developing world, according to a report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation
Would you splurge on a Disney princess makeover for your kid? Now you can enhance your kids’ trip to Disneyland by treating them to a princess transformation at a fanciful spa. Leave it up to the fairy godmothers / aestheticians who will do your kid’s hair, makeup, nails, and supply the gown, wand and shoes so… Read More »
The first ever Kids “State Dinner” starred some frolicsome fare 54 young chefs between 8 – 12 gathered at the White House on Monday to enjoy some Kickin’ Chicken Salad, Power Pesto Pasta, Zuchinni fries and other fresh eats made by their talented peers. The First Lady declared it the “hottest ticket at the White House.” Michelle Obama… Read More »
Ready for the next level of nerding out? What could make a kid gamer happier than playing a sweet game? Making one. A new project announced at this years’ Maker Faire hopes to channel kids’ passion for playing video games into creating them. “Code Hero: A Game That Teaches You To Make Games” is the brainchild of independent video… Read More »
Kid Song Writers Get Taken Seriously, Under 18 eBook Sales Surge and Breastfeeding Dads Can’t Be Lactation Coaches?
What the cool parents are reading about today: 1. Think your kid could write better lyrics than Beiber? Now they have a chance to try. A new lyric-writing workshop for kids is helping middle schoolers create their own radio-worthy tunes that get mastered, recorded and performed live by bands. We wonder if we’ll see the next Justin… Read More »
What the cool parents are reading about today: 1. You know the Slow Food movement? Author and mom Susan Sachs Lipman applies that philosophy to parenting in her newly released book Fed Up with Frenzy: Slow Parenting in a Fast-Moving World. Instead of advocating for long, leisurely meals, she urges families to try leisurely schedules. Eager for a… Read More »
High End Restos Stock Kids Menus, Students Predict the Future, and Kids in Quebec Should Be More Like Asians?
What the cool parents are reading about today: 1. In very, um, unique campaign messages, aspiring Quebec premier François Legault is telling kids they should “be more like Asians.” He mused that if people in Asia keep working so hard while young Quebecers just want “the good life,” Quebec society may be in trouble. The end of la… Read More »
What the cool parents are reading about today: 1. Did you know that in the last decade, the number of men who have left work to stay at home with their kids has more than doubled? Today, the “Leave it to Beaver” family structure is quickly dissipating as Dads increasingly do their own thing – and it’s totally… Read More »
What the cool parents are reading about today: 1. Hey homeschoolers, does the lesson plan fall to pieces without a designated room free of Xbox’s, pyjamas and other distractions? One mom doesn’t think it has to: “life is our school. Living it is our education. A formal School Room cannot contain it.” Can freedom and creativity (and… Read More »
What the cool parents are reading about today: 1. Technabob wants to know: why are Dads so cool now? Where have they been all our lives? Prompting the question is one Dad’s amazing effort to pimp his kids’ ride. He worked with his 5-year-old son to soup a Fisher Price Power Wheels Lightning McQueen with metal rims, a… Read More »
What the cool parents are reading about today: 1. When do you get your kid their own phone? Do you get them a smart phone? A prepaid handset? A specialized phone with parental controls? The New York Times offers a parents guide to your kid’s first phone. 2. Here’s a new idea: video games may actually make your… Read More »