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Children understand and process more as they age, but they still require adult supervision and interaction with their use of technology. (Shutterstock)

‘Momo challenge hoax’ prompts parents to help children deal with scary media

Parents' social media sharing about the potentially harmful impact of media on children reflects underlying questions about how to best protect and nurture impressionable minds.
Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), and Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage) in ‘Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse.’ Sony Pictures Animation

What ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ can teach us about resilience

Even superheroes can't do it alone -- relationships are the most important factor in protecting us from negative outcomes and teaching us adversity doesn't have to be harmful.
Both the Santa story and consumer culture promote the ideal of wish-fulfilment, but parents can model adaptability and a healthy understanding of limitations by supporting children through disappointment.

Disappointment about gifts is good for kids who have enough

Hide the credit cards and instead build traditions with your kids. Supporting a child through gift disappointment is important to their emotional, cognitive and social development.
A Toronto policeman is being praised for the way he apprehended a suspect who was accused of killing 10 people by driving a van onto a busy sidewalk.

Why didn’t he shoot? The Toronto cop who did everything right

The Toronto cop who apprehended the van attack suspect is being lauded internationally for refraining from using deadly force as he apprehended him. Here's how everything went right for the constable.
The development of an inclusive environment both at school and at home can help children understand and accept differences and reduce bullying. (Shutterstock)

The real way to prevent bullying: Create inclusive homes and classrooms

As Pink Shirt Day approaches, early childhood educators offer practical strategies for parents and teachers to create an inclusive environment and reduce bullying.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama and Prince Harry watch wheelchair basketball at the Invictus Games in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 29. Obama spoke earlier in Toronto about the importance of global citizenship. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Donovan

Why the world needs more global citizens

The world needs to cultivate a global citizenship sensibility, particularly in the education of our university and college students, to ensure the harmonious survival of planet Earth.
Indigenous research participants described a connection to the land as fundamental to their physical, social, psychological and spiritual health.

Back to the land: How one Indigenous community is beating the odds

One First Nations community stands out in northern Ontario, for its low rates of suicide and other mental health challenges. The residents say it's all about their connection to the land.

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