Posting Your Kids Pix Online

So this is actually quite a controversial topic, and is not a recent phenomenon as surprising as that may sound.  Certainly with the prevalence of social media and photo sharing sites this has become a bigger issue, but since the advent of picture taking parents feel it is their right to take whatever picture of…

Theme Park With Kids Tips

The life altering event of having kids really does follow the cliché and alters your life in ways you hear about but would never think they would apply to you – because you’re too cool to be a lame parent.  Well newsflash, you’re not, you will be a lame parent, but you sort of get…

Give Kids A Sense Of Growing Up

There are plenty of reasons why you should make sure your kids enjoy their childhood and try to protect their playful innocence.  That comes with making sure that they enjoy what kids want to enjoy from riding a bike to watching cartoons and snacking on junk food once in a while.  But as they grow…

The Importance Of Travel Journals For Kids

My son is one of the few lucky children I know who has travelled to many places early on and I for one have seen it benefit him immensely.  Leas of which I think travels have long term impact on kids and how they evolve as they grow including: Creative thinking in figuring out how…

Play Dates Are For Kids; Not Their Parents

Except for certain cases, most kids are the opposite of antisocial.  Unlike their parent who, for many reasons, want and need to be in solitude, especially once their lives are taken over by the kids.   Parents often underestimate the value of social interaction for kids, that’s where they learn body language interpretation, picking up on…

They Are Always Watching/Listening

No it’s not the CIA or FBI, the KGB or Mi5 – not that they aren’t already all watching you along with Google, Apple and Facebook.  But it’s closer to home…..it’s your little kids.  Their capacity to absorb and mimic everything you do is astonishing.  It shows itself in the most random of time when…

Appreciation for family and traditions

One thing I’m always struggling to instill in my child is a sense of family and tradition.  Whatever culture or tradition it might be, typically for those of us who are first generation immigrants this is very agonising as we want them to experience and maintain a sense of our former “home” and what makes…

Easing my kid’s move

Moving to a new city, let alone a new country is an anxious driven experience.  More so for children than adults surely.  Even though my wife and I are both Canadian, we met in Dubai, got married there, and had our son there.  At 7 years he visited the country but only two weeks at…

Family fun ideas in the GTA (Toronto)

Living in the GTA we are blessed with crazy amounts of fun activities for kids that I never understood people who are wanting ideas. It’s a simple google search and the options are huge. Having said that not all will be worth your time or money, so based on my obsessive drive to keep my…

Kids and errands

I have, what I think to be, a higher than usual hyperactive child. It’s always been a challenge to keep him distracted while my wife and I catch up on any semblance of chores. I saw all the videos of Japanese kids cleaning their classrooms, and thought what the hell? Why is my kid not…