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My kids day care just notified us that they'll be closing at 2pm on Dec 24, 27, 28 and 31st. Normally they close at 6pm. Is this the norm? How does this work? What if parents are working on these days?

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My 5 year old has been getting bullied by a very aggressive jk. He has complained a few times of this kid hitting him and taking his markers etc. How do you parents deal with issues like this? I've arranged to speak to his teacher and principle. Your input will be greatly appreciated.

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Hello All, Where would you recommend getting our girl's ear pierced ? Alot of people i hear talking about getting it done at Visage. Any input in welcome Thanks !

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... with a short road trip sometime in December. I'm hoping the drive will be limited to a maximum of 8 hours (one way). I have two kids (3 and 1) and I was wondering if anyone has suggestions? I'm considering great wolf lodge right now but not sure how much fun it will be for my three year-old ...

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... interrupting others during the class, not doing well during group work. I actually prepared to hear such things from the teacher because Grade 1 also had similar comments before. My son is too energetic and does have behavior problem. Me and my wife has struggled with this for a long time. ...

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I was wonder if someone can explain how daycare costs and filing your taxes work, do you get a tax deduction or credit? is there a difference if one chooses a Montessori school vs daycare? this is me asking as a new parent. thx

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My 5 year old has been getting bullied by a very aggressive jk. He has complained a few times of this kid hitting him and taking his markers etc. How do you parents deal with issues like this? I've arranged to speak to his teacher and principle. Your input will be greatly appreciated.

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I'd like to get some feedback, experience or anything in between from non-francophone parents who moved their child from French Immersion to French School (100% French).

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So my wife is due in April and we are looking for the basics that we will need to start out with. Black friday and boxing day coming up so I want to know what i need to keep my eye out for. Also what should we be expecting from the baby shower, should we tell people a list/registry or just wing it a...

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So my wife is due in April and we are looking for the basics that we will need to start out with. Black friday and boxing day coming up so I want to know what i need to keep my eye out for. Also what should we be expecting from the baby shower, should we tell people a list/registry or just wing it a...

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Just curious, if bringing a stroller has ever caused you trouble in a restaurant? Why? For Father's Day (of all days) we made a reservation days in advance for 5 people and in the notes, we said FYI, we are bringing a stroller. The day of, the restaurant calls us and says they will not be able to ho...

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I have a two year old son who is very active. When his cousins visit, he gets overly excited and sometimes loses control by jumping, screaming and throwing things (sometimes may accidently hit someone because he is not aiming). I know this behavior is "bad", and I often use time out as an effective ...

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Financially it makes sense to live with family/parents, but is it better to live with a buffer zone between you and them?

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There was a safety advisory released a couple of days ago. If you own a Chicco Keyfit 30 car seat, they are requesting you to contact them for a free repair kit to fix a part. Please see the affected models below. http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/motorvehiclesafety/roadsafety-1498.html http://www.chicco.ca/e...

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So my wife is due in April and we are looking for the basics that we will need to start out with. Black friday and boxing day coming up so I want to know what i need to keep my eye out for. Also what should we be expecting from the baby shower, should we tell people a list/registry or just wing it a...

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I have a two year old son who is very active. When his cousins visit, he gets overly excited and sometimes loses control by jumping, screaming and throwing things (sometimes may accidently hit someone because he is not aiming). I know this behavior is "bad", and I often use time out as an effective ...

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I currently have my RESP with TD -- my older child has turned 6 so I submitted an application for BCTESG a few months ago. Does anyone know how long typically does it take before the money shows up in the RESP? Just wanted to know when I should start getting concerned. Thanks!

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Need a new pair of shoes for my 18 mo. old boy but having a hell of a time finding them. Is it back to school related? All the usual suspects (National Sports, Softmoc, Sport Chek, Shoe Company, etc.) have very few sizes and styles available. I've found a handful of pairs his size for $60+, but it s...

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Anybody have any experience having a nanny in Quebec? I see that there are several post in regards to the situation in Ontario, but was wondering if anybody could comment on their first hand experience in Quebec(hiring process, costs, ect), and how it technically works in regards to childcare credit...

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I have a two year old son who is very active. When his cousins visit, he gets overly excited and sometimes loses control by jumping, screaming and throwing things (sometimes may accidently hit someone because he is not aiming). I know this behavior is "bad", and I often use time out as an effective ...

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My daughter just got braces and is dealing with pain. She's 12 yrs, about 94lbs. I gave her 15ml (300mg) of children's ibuprofen but it did not help with the pain. I looked around at different sites and am getting varying dosage amounts, from 200mg to 400mg. Is it safe to assume she can take up to 4...

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Good morning; I am hoping that someone reading this thread will help me with my dilemma. A couple of weeks ago, my ex tried to relocate, with my child, from Hamilton ON to London, ON; saying that she can because she has “primary care” of the child. Background. Child is 4. He was with his grandparent...

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Has being a parent made you feel stronger about this story in the news? This is not a political thread. Just wondering if you feel that having kids has made you more empathetic on the issue.

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Hi All, My 3 yr old joined in Montessori program in a private a school. Mom is home maker. Is it possible to claim child care ? Thanks!

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My partner and I have our first son together going to pre-school next week. He is 2 1/2 years old and has a few bad habits and behaviors as a result of having multiple caregivers from my family all with different styles of caring for our child while my partner and ...

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Does anyone have any experience or can comment on a newborn baby photoshoot? I am in the Etobicoke area if that matters. Thanks!

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So my wife is due in April and we are looking for the basics that we will need to start out with. Black friday and boxing day coming up so I want to know what i need to keep my eye out for. Also what should we be expecting from the baby shower, should we tell people a list/registry or just wing it a...

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Looking for any ideas So far just got hire a photographer to help in the suprise... where.. I don't know yet Open to ideas

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I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on what to do for children ages 1.5-2 years old. I noticed alot of public programs start around 2 y/o or if you are a baby. We have already tried some reading programs at libraries and that seems ok but just want ...

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Hi, I am looking for after school program/centre that would pick up kids from school in Markham/Unionville area. My nanny just quits few days before school starts, so I am scrambling to look for after school program now. Any suggestion is much appreciated!