3 common timeout mistakes by parents and how to do it better

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The timeout is a much-used disciplinary tool, designed to take the tempest out of a temper tantrum. But most moms and dads seem to be getting it wrong, psychologists and pediatricians say. Researchers in Oregon who surveyed 401 parents of children 15 months to 10 years about their use of time outs to correct misbehaviour, they found 85 per cent of parents ...

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‘This is unstoppable’: Joe Biden encourages Canada to push ahead with climate plan despite Trump

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U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden sought to reassure Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s premiers Friday that the imminent administration change does not mean his country has given up on flighting climate change. Biden addressed the premiers ahead of the first ministers’ meeting, where the country’s leaders are expected to finalize a national climate strategy — except Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, who ...

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Doping report lays out evidence of elaborate Russian ‘conspiracy’ involving more than 1,000 athletes

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Watch live as Canadian investigator Richard McLaren releases the second part of his World Anti-Doping Agency-backed doping investigation in London. McLaren published his final report into alleged state-backed cheating by Russia at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and confirmed on Friday that an “institutional conspiracy” existed on both summer and winter sports in Russia. More than 1,000 Russian athletes competing in summer, winter and para-sport were involved or benefited from ...

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‘Incredible victory for consumers’: Starbucks, WestJet rewards programs must cancel expiry policy

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Ontario’s new law banning loyalty programs from slapping an expiry date on points will benefit many consumers, not just Air Miles collectors. Starbucks has already said its rewards program will no longer have an expiry policy in Ontario, and other loyalty programs offered by airlines like WestJet and Lufthansa, as well as clothing store Talbots, will also apparently have to ...

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A truly feminist government would consider the plight of Indigenous men: Robyn Urback

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The government of so-called evidence-based decision making is ignoring a glut of evidence that would, in a non-image-obsessed scenario, compel it to expand its inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) to include missing and murdered Indigenous men. It is rather remarkable that each time statistics about the homicide rate for Indigenous men (who are about two to three ...

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Russia threatens retaliation over latest round of Canadian sanctions

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Canada has quietly imposed additional sanctions on Russian nationals over the annexation of Crimea and Moscow’s ongoing support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. The new measures, including asset-freezing and a prohibition on business dealings, were passed by the Liberal cabinet on Nov. 28 and released, without much fanfare compared with the former Conservative government, on the Global Affairs Canada website the same ...

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Donald Trump’s choice of generals for top posts ‘extremely unusual’

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Hup, two, three … heck, maybe even four. The procession of former military officers nominated for top jobs in Donald Trump’s administration is raising concerns over whether the appointments could defy an American constitutional tenet: civilian oversight of government. The U.S. president-elect has tapped a trio of retired generals — marine John Kelly for secretary of homeland security, marine James ...

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Still don’t own a smartwatch? You’re not alone

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This time last year, tech companies were busy hyping what they hoped to be the next big thing in consumer tech. Apple had just unveiled the Apple Watch. Samsung was promoting the Gear S2. LG, Lenovo and Huawei, amongst others, had partnered with Google to launch new smartwatches of their own, powered by software called Android Wear. But today, it’s clear ...

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