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Meet the muses behind Robert Munsch’s most iconic stories

They were the kids who inspired some of the legendary author’s best-loved stories. Now, they’re all grown up.
Avalynn Kwok, 4, puts on her face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 as her parents drop her off at Lynn Valley Elementary School for her first day of kindergarten, in North Vancouver, B.C. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

COVID vaccines for children are here. How well have we protected the kids so far?

Vaxx Populi: The answer varies by province, but some jurisdictions could do a lot more when it comes to masking and rapid testing
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The pandemic has proven that kids are not as resilient as we think

Children’s ability to bounce back has been pushed to a breaking point, and exposed some ugly inequalities
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Why are my kids so dull?

Scott Gilmore: It’s not just mine, either. Teen drinking is down, high school dropout rates have fallen. Why have they become so tediously responsible?
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Jane Philpott: On Canada’s own crisis of separating kids from parents

Trudeau’s Indigenous services minister talks about how to address the alarming rates of Indigenous children being taken by child welfare services
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King Donald the Madman

Allen Abel in Washington: As the storm clouds close in on the White House, the U.S. president lashes out—at Canada, Mexico, Congress and immigrants
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Why some parents are scared of vaccines

An estimated three per cent of parents are deciding against immunization, while another 15-20 percent fall into the ’vaccine-hesitant’ group
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Why my two children have different last names

Most Canadians think married couples should share a last name. This family chose a different route
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Our seven-year-old son told us he was gay

A child coming out is now likely to be supported, polls show. One mom’s story
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The fight for diaper-changing tables in men’s washrooms

Should all mens washrooms in Canada have diaper-changing tables, or is there no place for the state in the nation’s public loos?