Caron Irwin


Caron is a Child Development & Parenting Expert, as well as a Toronto-based mother of three & the founder of Roo Parenting, where she provides parents of kids ages 0-12 with support to navigate the adventures and challenges of parenting. She holds a Master’s in Early Childhood Studies from Ryerson University and is a Certified Child Life Specialist.

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How to Stop Siblings Fighting All the Time

By Caron Irwin / May 5, 2024

If you have more than one child in your family, siblings fighting is likely a common occurrence in your household. Here are some strategies to keep the peace.

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The Benefits of Having a Pet

By Caron Irwin / May 17, 2023

There are lots of benefits that having a pet. Here are 6 positive ways a dog, cat, bird, fish, or guinea pig will impact your kids.

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How to Build Resilience in Kids

By Caron Irwin / January 14, 2023

The ability to overcome adversity or failure and manage stress is not something that kids are born with. Here’s how to build resilience in kids.

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Get the Most Out of Curriculum Night at Your Child’s School

By Caron Irwin / September 13, 2022

Curriculum Night is a great opportunity to see your child’s school. To make the most of this quick visit, here are some key things you can do…

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How to Help Your Child Make Friends

By Caron Irwin / November 8, 2021

Should you help your child make friends? Expose your kids to many different friend groups. The more interactions and experiences children have, the better.

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How To Get Kids to Listen & Focus

By Caron Irwin / September 20, 2021

Wondering how to get kids to listen? Building listening and focusing skills in kids doesn’t have to be all work and no play. Here’s how to make it fun!

Outdoor Play for Kids

Outdoor Play: Toys & Activities That Promote Development

By Caron Irwin / March 23, 2021

Outdoor time develops an appreciation for nature, encourages kids to step outside of their comfort zone and take risks, enhances creative thinking skills and develops their gross motor and language skills. Here’s how to have fun with it!

After School Meltdown

Understanding & Navigating the After-School Meltdown

By Caron Irwin / September 6, 2019

The after-school meltdown is a very real thing. There’s even an official name for it: The after-school restraint collapse. Here’s what you can do about it.

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The Importance of Free Play: Children Who Have It Develop Stronger Creative Skills

By Caron Irwin / July 5, 2019

It’s believed by many respected experts that the childhood experience of engaging in free play is on the decline. But the benefits of giving children unstructured time are critical to development.

Apps for kids age 2 to 10

Our Favourite Educational & Developmental Apps for Kids Ages 2-10

By Caron Irwin / April 1, 2019

Here’s a list of a parenting expert’s favourite apps for kids ages 2-12! They not only promote education and development but are also ones the kids will really enjoy.