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Trillium Newsletter Winter '15 Edition

Welcome to the Winter 2015 Edition of the Trillium Newsletter. If you did not reach this page through the newsletter sent to your inbox, please check out the email for summaries and additional information. We hope the content in this newsletter gives you a glimpse into what your school has been doing. Remember to tell us what you think!

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5 Ways to Build a Strong Bond with Your Teenager

Teenage years can be confusing for young adults and their parents. For teenagers, it is a transition phase where they experience a lot of mood swings due to hormonal changes. Girls and boys experience a lot of pressure coping with these changes, both physically and mentally. As a parent, if you have a teenager at home you need to be extremely patient helping them through this phase. By showing them that you are compassionate and understanding, you will establish a close relationship with them. This Read more [...]

Tips to Help Your Child in Changing Schools

It’s difficult for children to leave behind their friends and adjust to a new school. A move affects their academic performance, social development and mannerisms. But, if you understand your child well, this doesn’t have to be so challenging. As a parent, you will play a major role in comforting your child with the transition. You need to try everything to smooth over the change of environment. Here are some of the tips that will help you in comforting your child Talk it out You Read more [...]

Important Life Lessons Children Learn at Summer Camps

Anyone who’s ever been to a summer camp can tell you that they’ve learned some important life lessons over their break. Summer camps provide many invaluable experiences for everyone involved, especially children. The sense of belonging that comes with summer camps is unlike any other experience you may have throughout your lifetime. It offers you a place where you can be yourself with a rare chance to be able to love without labels or even limits. The sense of community, recreation and exploration Read more [...]

How to Advocate for a Child with Learning Disabilities

Many children have certain learning disabilities which affect everything in their lives, from their math abilities to their reading comprehension. Caring for a child with a learning disability can be extremely rewarding, but requires a lot of hard work. Being a parent, you know your child and understand him/her better than anyone. However, learning disabilities have certain qualities and the presentations of these qualities are unique and may vary with each individual. These disabilities affect Read more [...]

How to Improve Your Child’s Reading Attention Span

Reading requires a great deal of attention and focus, be it by adults or children. It can be especially challenging for young readers as they tend to be restless and may struggle to pay attention when reading or even when being read to. Low attention span and a poor concentration level are common issues that young children have and it greatly affects the way they learn and retain any new information. If your child has trouble staying focused while reading, there are a few ways you can do to help Read more [...]

How Can You Help Your Children Discover Their Passion?

As parents, you’ll always want the best for your child’s future. Your main aim is to help your child(ren) succeed in life. Many people assume their children share the same interests as them. It’s very important to realize that your kids are not you. Their interests won’t be yours. To help your children thrive and succeed you should do all that you can to help them determine where their interests lie. Observe Determine what common interests you have with your children. This helps you Read more [...]

How to Handle Temper Tantrums

Ever felt embarrassed when your toddler behaves badly in a crowded place? You’re not the only one dealing with your kids’ temper tantrums. There’s nothing to be angry or depressed. Temper tantrums are a normal part of a child growing up. It could be because they haven’t developed good coping skills, or are just frustrated. Whatever the reasons, a few corrective steps can be taken to stop the outbursts. Start reasoning Children tend to throw tantrums in public areas like the supermarket, Read more [...]

8 Winter Camping Tips

Winter camping could mean a heated cabin for some, but it could also mean grabbing a tent to a remote location for others. No matter the type of winter camping you’re planning for, these tips can be extremely useful in all cases. Fireproof clothing You will need to build a fire, whether it’s to cook, stay warm or simply to boost your morale. While doing so, always make sure that the outer layer of your clothing is fire resistant. Tiny errant embers could harm your favourite sweater, or Read more [...]

5 Superfoods for Toddlers

Toddlerhood is an important phase of a kid’s life. It’s the time when parents need to take special care of their children because they’re growing so fast. It’s the most crucial stage where it's important to monitor their nutritional intake for proper development. The dietary needs of children are different from that of adults. Their growing bodies require specific vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, antioxidants, and other nutrients. But, getting them on a healthy diet is a daunting Read more [...]

6 Ways to Teach Your Kids the Value of Money

The growing numbers of foreclosures and debts amongst Millennials are indicators of financial instability. They demonstrate that knowledge about managing money isn’t as common as it should be. To ensure the next generation avoids this problem, teach your children about money and financial management at an early age. Teaching kids about money is essential for helping them become responsible adults when they grow up. Not all schools teach financial skills to children. Being parents, it's your Read more [...]