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Age: Big Kids

6 factors for knowing who to trust

As a ten-year-old boy, I’d hang around our backyard after supper looking for our neighbor Frank. He was a rather large but quiet man who seemed to spend most of his time working in his garden. About once a week, … Continue reading

Safety and tackling in youth football – Part 1

American football is one of the most popular sports for boys ages 5 and over. It is generally safe and has a positive impact on physical, social and academic health. But like all sports, it is not risk-free. As concussions … Continue reading

Helping a child deal with loss

Loss is an inevitable part of life. Kids can experience intense feelings about the death of a parent or relative, or even a family pet.  When a child’s relationship ends abruptly, the impact can be particularly devastating. With the help … Continue reading

Letting kids be kids during recess

  Historically, school recess has been one of the few times during the day when our kids’ activities are not overly organized, supervised and controlled by adults. There are plenty of risks in letting kids be kids. A lot of … Continue reading

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