From raising media-savvy kids to catching class cheaters, TVO's Your Voice at helps parents help their kids succeed in school

    Your Voice
    Live Tuesdays at 1 pm ET at

    TORONTO, Oct. 31 /CNW/ - Your Voice, TVO's exclusively online interactive
parenting show at, provides expert, real-time advice on how
parents and caregivers can help their kids navigate the issues they face at
school. Your Voice and were developed to help parents of early
learners and school-age children get involved in their kids' education, and
make it the best it can be.
    Every Tuesday live at 1 pm ET, Your Voice host Cheryl Jackson, welcomes
education and child development experts to explore a range of topics. Parents
can send their questions directly to the experts online at the Your Voice page
at, or by phone at 1.888.891.1195. They can also connect with
other parents in an online chat. In November, Your Voice will tackle these

    November 6
    Is the media the message? Getting kids to think critically
    National Media Education Week, occurring November 5 - 9, offers a timely
opportunity to explore the messages kids are exposed to on TV, in movies and
online. Do they swallow what is being presented whole, or do they question its
credibility? Our expert guests help us understand what media literacy is and
why our children need to become media literate. How do kids view all those
messages, and how do we help them become critical consumers of information?
Guests include Linda Millar, an educational consultant and workshop
facilitator with Concerned Children's Advertisers; and Neil Anderson, teacher,
author, consultant and executive member of the Association for Media Literacy.

    November 13
    How we learn: Teaching to your child's strengths
    Children learn in many different ways. Some are auditory, others visual,
some are more left-brain oriented, others are kinetic. How do we figure out a
child's learning style, and teach to their strengths? Should children be
taught in the style they prefer? Our experts tell us what the different
learning styles are, and how learning styles contribute to a child's academic
achievement. Guests include Stuart Shanker, research professor of philosophy
and psychology at York University; and Peter Chaban, teacher, researcher and
head of the School Liaison Team with the Community Health Systems Resource at
the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

    November 20
    Parent power: Help your child succeed in school
    Research shows that children with parents who are involved in their
education do better in school. So why is it that many parents do not
participate? What are the barriers to involvement? Our guests explore why
parent involvement helps a child achieve academically; which parents get
involved, and which do not; and how schools and communities can help get
disenfranchised parents on board. Guests TBA.

    November 27
    Eyes on your work: Is your child cheating at school?
    We all know some kids cheat at school, but not your child, right? Well,
cheating is on the rise, and with the advent of cell phones and other tech
devices, cheating is easier than ever. How do you know if your child is
cheating? Our experts look at who cheats and how; what's being done to crack
down on cheating; and what parents can do if they suspect their child is
cheating. Guests TBA.

    About TVO
    TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted
source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires, and
stimulates curiosity and thought. We are committed to empowering people to be
engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media.

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For further information: Media contact: Angela Garde, (416) 484-2600,
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