LFM is quickly becoming the #1 resource for Laval and the North Shore Region, with the fastest growing English-speaking community in Quebec, which, according to the results from the 2011 Statistics Canada report, has grown to 61.8<>percentage<>.

Laval Families Magazine has now a circulation of 32,000 copies!LFM is engaged, committed and actively involved in the community. Our dedication and interest in our schools is shown through various initiatives, like our Young Authors Contest and Teachers Contests. We support the students of Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board through the 2013 Laurier Gala/Laurier Stars outstanding achievements in the following categories;
Academics, Personal Achievement, Sports, Arts and Community Involvement.

In this 3rd issue, you will find great articles that will inform and inspire the whole family, for example;

Performance….at what price?
The toughest thing about being a parent is knowing when to push, and when to pull back; when to stoke the embers of ambition, and when to get out the fire extinguisher. Luckily for parents, a new book co-authored by a famous mom and Laval resident, successfully untangles the web of do’s and don’ts of parent-coaching.

The book is entitled Performance…à quel prix? and its writers are working hard to have it translated into English. It is co-authored by Para-Olympic tennis coach, Séverine Tamborero and Laval resident Christiane Despatie. Christiane is mother to Alexandre Despatie - World champion diver and two-time Olympic silver medalist.

We also have several articles about anxiety disorder from youth to adults, which is a very common and paralyzing condition that has many forms. Inform yourself by reading the different articles in this issue and look at the Family Resource Directoryin LFM and online for assistance.

Admitting that there may be something wrong with your child is often very difficult for parents. Read more about “What every parent needs to know about child evaluations”. Autism Spectrum Disorder is on the rise, recognize the early signs and get support.

Need help or answers to your questions concerning speech pathology?
The Speech-Language Pathologist of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, will help you get answers to your questions.

Summer is just around corner and we are ready to help you choose a GREAT Summer Camp! We have dedicated five full pages to this very special family resource.

If you are planning a special occasion or event, all you need is our Event & Party Directory. We have resources for clowns, wedding & event planners, inflatable games, edible arrangements, FUN TIME decorations, Birthday Party for Kids, Dynamix hands-on games/team building challenges, Bring the Zoo to your home, bead parties, Catering Services and Barbie Parties. You can find them all in our Event and Party Directory Section.

The Laval Families Magazine team will be at work with our back-to-school issue and fall issues, all filled with articles, that are inspiring, informative and educational to you our readers. We Say Thank you to all our readers, sponsors and advertisers and volunteers for making Laval Families Magazine a reality and a success!

Have a safe & happy spring/summer with your family & friends.