Kids & Company Blog

Why Your Need for Control is Backfiring with Your Child

This blog is guest-written by Jenn Abbatiello, Certified Master Parent Coach & Founder of Your Transformed Family. Visit their website for more information and to get in touch with any questions. Or connect with Jenn on Instagram @yourtransformedfamily or Tiktok @jennabba. Before having children, did you feel you were calm, cool, and collected?  I certainly… [read more]


Empowering Children to Celebrate Individual Identities

This blog is written by our guest author, Tristan Coolman, President of Pflag Canada York Region. Pflag is an LGBTQ2IA+ support, education, and resource network who hold support  for queer community members and their loved ones. In this spirit of October being LGBT+ History month, this blog explores the connection between Queer history and Halloween,… [read more]


Fostering Kindness and Empathy: Stories for Bullying Prevention Month

In honor of Bullying Prevention Month, we are sharing four fantastic books that help promote three KIDCO values: kindness, diversity, and courageousness, in addition to other important values of self-acceptance and empathy. We believe it’s essential to foster these values in children from an early age to help promote inclusivity and deter bullying behaviours.  … [read more]


50 Tips and Tricks to Have an Eco-Friendly Halloween

From fast-fashion costumes to cheap plastic decorations to tons (literally) of individually wrapped treats, October can wreak havoc on more than a scaredy cat’s nerves. But it doesn’t have to: With a little effort and some help from your little monsters, eco-conscious families can make some simple changes to their howling habits for a low-waste… [read more]


Healthy Ways to Instill Resilience in Children

This blog is written by our guest author Gurman Randhawa, a Register Psychotherapist with The Giving Tree Centre, a children’s mental health clinic comprised of an experienced team of mental health professionals (child psychologists & psychotherapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists and parent coaches) who help kids and families develop the awareness, skills and capacity… [read more]


3 Halloween Activities That Engage All The Senses for Children 6 and Under

Halloween is just around the corner, and at Kids & Company, we’re always looking for ways to make the holiday special for our children. This year, we’re sharing a trio of activities that are not only safe and fun for children under 6 but also engage their senses in delightful ways.  Even better, you can… [read more]


The Power of Books to Help Foster Emotional and Mental Well-Being

Books can help play an important role in nurturing the emotional and mental resilience  of our children. This Mental Health Awareness Month, we are sharing three books that speak to these themes, impart valuable lessons, and encourage discussions on mental and emotional well-being.  “I Am Love” by Susan Verde This book explores the theme of… [read more]


Three Simple Ways to Raise Eco-Conscious Children

Good news: Studies show children across the world know that they need to protect the planet. Since being a good eco-citizen starts at home, here are a few things you can do to make sustainability as easy as One-Two-Three.  If you’re an eco-conscious parent, we have some news you’ll find reassuring: Canada’s youth genuinely care… [read more]


Why Being Eco-Conscious Is Important to Kids & Company

Kids & Company’s founder and CEO Victoria Sopik cares about our planet, and she knows you do, too. Read on to find out how Kids & Company is prioritizing eco-friendly, sustainable practices in our child care centres and our communities. As a mother of eight (and grandmother of 15), I know first-hand how tough it… [read more]


Raising “Upstanders”: What Difference Can One Word Make for Bullying Prevention?

This blog is written by our guest author Ulrica Jobe, a Parenting Coach with The Giving Tree Centre, a children’s mental health clinic comprised of an experienced team of mental health professionals (child psychologists & psychotherapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists and parent coaches) who help kids and families develop the awareness, skills and capacity… [read more]