Canada's top 25 parenting tips

    Plus, Today's Parent fights to improve kids' health in honour of its
    25th year of publishing

TORONTO, Sept. 14 /CNW/ - Today's Parent, Canada's number one parenting magazine, is turning 25! To mark this special occasion, we unveil our top 25 parenting tips in the October issue. These timeless truths include:

    -   how to get your not-so-sleepyhead to bed at night,
    -   how to avoid one-upmomship,
    -   how to deal with a picky eater,
    -   and, most important, to savour the everyday moments!

"At Today's Parent, we love kids, and for 25 years, we've been helping Canadian parents build happy, healthy families," says Caroline Connell, Editor-in-Chief. "Our vision is the same as it was in 1984: information parents can trust, and editors who "get" the realities of family life (we're living it too) an understanding of children's development, and respect for the wisdom of parents."

"Our articles help readers know they're not alone, no matter what challenges they're facing with their kids."

In addition to creating this blockbuster issue to celebrate its 25th year, Today's Parent launched Healthy Kids 2009, a bold initiative to meet our mandate to create happier, healthier lives for all Canadian children. Today's Parent focused on four key areas: injury prevention, fitness and healthy eating, mental health and environment and health, based on recommendations from the 2008 report Reaching the Top Report by Health Canada's Advisor on Healthy Children and Youth, surgeon Kellie Leitch.

In taking on this initiative, Today's Parent asked our readers to join us in being part of the solution and to advocate for a better world for our children and to make Canada a better place to grow up. So far, over 6,000 readers have signed our petition urging the government to set up and fund a national injury prevention strategy. With our Family Fitness Contest, we challenged Canadian families, and our own staff, to get moving and logged over 2.8 million minutes of physical activity. Today's Parent launched a survey in July to explore the views and experience of Canadian parents on children's mental health - the first of its kind in Canada. So far, over 4,400 readers have completed the survey. With our October issue, we have launched an online quiz for parents to learn how the environment can affect kids' health.

This special 25th Anniversary October issue also features over 200 pages of great parenting stories, including the 25 things every child should get a chance to do, and a humorous look at parenting in 1984 and now. It's on newsstands now for a special price of $2.99.

About Today's Parent:

As Canada's No.1 parenting magazine, Today's Parent is committed to helping parents build happy, healthy families. Speaking to moms and dads of children from birth to 14, articles tackle the complete range of parenting issues, including health, education and behaviour. is Canada's leading family website, covering topics from preconception to teen. It provides a variety of interactive web tools and features, plus a vibrant forum community. Visit


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