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New Year’s Resolutions Kid Style

New Year’s Resolutions Kid Style

Q: My 8-year-old daughter tells me she keeps hearing about New Year’s resolutions on TV commercials lately. She asked what they meant, and now she wants to make some. Is it healthy for her to do that at her age or will it be too much pressure on her? And is it too late seeing as it’s already the end of January?
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Postcards From the Edge – Jan 2015

Postcards From the Edge – Jan 2015

Saleema was in Body Science class with Grade 1s one morning recently talking about how babies are made when an egg and sperm join... Student: What if a woman has two men in her vagina? Saleema: Well, only one man can deliver sperm at one time. Student: But what if...
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Guys want sex all the time! Or do they?

Guys want sex all the time! Or do they?

I recently came across a Canadian study that explored the characteristics of victims of sexual coercion. Sexual coercion is a broad category often used by contemporary researchers to refer to the spectrum of people (men, women and transgender folks) whose experiences range from being pressured in some way either implicitly or explicitly to engage in sexual contact to people that have experienced overt violence and sexual assault.
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Parents and Teens Need to Get the ‘Net (adapted from Saleema’s segment on CTV Mornings Live, June 2013)

Parents and Teens Need to Get the ‘Net (adapted from Saleema’s segment on CTV Mornings Live, June 2013)

The majority of parents understand that the internet is a valuable, yet dangerous place for teenagers. But because cyberspace wasn't around when we were growing up (wow, our parents had it easy!) it's often difficult for parents to know how to navigate what their teens are doing online, how to monitor it, how much to monitor it, and how to help their teens generally to make smart decisions on the internet. The good news is that there are several basic things parents can do to keep their teens safe online.
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