Month: September 2015

Home/School Communication Tips – My CHEX Daily Segment

Last night on CHEX Daily I chatted with hosts Teresa Kazuba and Mike Judson (who always does a great job keeping the mood light!) about ways to establish strong home/school communication – and why it’s so important! Something I didn’t mention: don’t forget to keep the school/teacher informed about changes in your child’s life (medications, […] Read more…

How Much Should You Help With Homework?

For the “Touchy Subject” in the latest Parents Canada magazine, I answer this question with: “not very much”. See my reasons why (as well as a counterargument) here: http://www.parentscanada.com/school/touchy-subject-is-it-ever-ok-to-take-over-your-kids-homework P.S. As a primary teacher, I don’t believe in assigning very much homework at all, nor have either of my daughters ever brought home an unreasonable […] Read more…

My Appearance on The Social

Yesterday a dream came true. I was invited to be a guest on CTV’s The Social (kicking off Season 3 this past week), to chat about ways parents can help their kids succeed in school. It was an amazing experience, from start to finish. While I won’t give away the inner workings of the show, […] Read more…

My Interview With Scott McGillivray For Parents Canada

A few weeks ago, I had a great chat with TV host, contractor and real estate investor Scott McGillivray, and it’s live now on the Parents Canada website. In the interview, Scott chats about his new YouTube series (Good To Grow), what he thinks is the biggest mistake families make when purchasing or renovating a […] Read more…

Kate’s Favourite Things – September 2015

This month’s edition of Kate’s Favourite Things is significantly shorter than last month – I spent July focusing on rest and relaxation, but I never get too far into August before I’m thinking about school again! Here are my top picks for the month (please note: I’d love to hear your thoughts if you follow […] Read more…