ZemZen: February 2nd, 2018

Welcome to ZemZen, a collection of the Internet’s best parenting articles hand-selected by the Zemcar team. We understand that parenting – as rewarding as it can be – is difficult. Check back every Friday for our latest suggested reads. To see past ZemZen articles click here.




Facebook Rolls Out New Local Update; Child Experts Urge Company to Shut Down Messenger Kids

Late last year, social media giant Facebook announced that it would be launching a kid friendly version of its popular “Messenger” app. After receiving mixed reviews when it was announced, some child experts are now sounding the alarm about the potential unintended consequences of Facebook’s latest endeavor. Read more here.



Why Read Aloud Day matters: In a world of screens and busyness, we find the time for magic

Freelance writer Kristin O’Keefe shares with the Washington Post her experience of reading aloud to her children every night, and the lasting impacts it had as they outgrew the family’s nightly tradition.  Read more here.


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Got a bratty pre-teen? What parents can do to fix that behaviour

It’s a fact of life, sometimes our pre-teens and teens can be little bratty. Expert Julie Freedman-Smith shares with Global News her tips for parenting kids at this tough age. Read more here.



Ways to Help Your Sick Child Sleep Better

We’re in the midsts of one of the worst flu seasons in recent decades. Getting sleep is important to shaking any sickness, from the flu to a simple head cold. Parents Magazine shares their tips for helping your child sleep better when they’re sick. Read more on how you can help you child be on the way to a speedy recovery.


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