Glow-in-the-dark jewelry and glow sticks are used by parents to keep their children visible while trick-or-treating in the dark. Children may break open these glow sticks getting the liquid on their hands and in their mouths. The liquid can be mildly irritating to the skin or eyes but is not likely to cause harm if…

It’s time for scary costumes, carving pumpkins, candy and trick or treating.  As Halloween approaches, there are somethings parents and children need to remember. Sharon Schweitzer, an international etiquette expert, author, and founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, offers these 10 Halloween tips and tricks: Select Appropriate Costumes: Costumes that represent a culture, race, ethnic…

Kids come into our lives as adorable, vulnerable little people who need us to care for their every need in order to survive. As their world expands to include babysitters, preschool and eventually school, life gets complicated because as a parent you lose the feeling of control to keep them safe. The potential for bullying…

By Helen Burnett-Nichols Your home is likely the biggest asset you’ll ever own. So how should you ensure your home is protected should something happen to you? Canadians held $855 billion in mortgages on their principal residences in 2011, according to the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals, and the Statistics Canada Survey of Household…

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