Monthly Archives: November 2012

Teaching Kids Empathy

My most recent newsletter may be of interest to you. I know you will have material for articles and interviews about the holidays; about the excitement, about new toys and gimmicks. But many parents in my groups and workshops express … Continue reading






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Helping Kids Learn about Giving, not just Receiving

Hi, Many parents in my groups and workshops express concern about the ‘gimmes’ that their kids seem to develop around this time of year. Christmas is, as they say, for children but should it be all about what they get. … Continue reading






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Why does Facebook allow bullying at all?

In a recent article in the Vancouver Province,  Jeff Melland asks some extremely pertinent questions. No-one could say that Facebook supports bullying, in fact, as the article points out “The terms-of-service agreement users sign when they join up prohibits such … Continue reading






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Curfews: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Hi, We all worry when our kids are out, particularly at night. How can we set a curfew that works? Or, are curfews the answer? Curfews: the good, the bad and the ugly Midnight comes and goes. It’s now 12:15 … Continue reading






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How Great@Home–Great@Work Can Benefit My Workplace

“We have a range of resources for the parents in our workplace. Why should we choose Great@Home–Great@Work?” Good question. Family friendly workplaces already understand that supporting parents in the workplace is a good business decision. Because problems at home always … Continue reading






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How to Children Open the Door to Life-long Friendships

Hi, For the past six weeks I have been attending the Baby Days presentations put on by the Public Health Nurses in Richmond BC.  My job is to soothe whichever twin needs adult arms, my daughter takes the calmer one … Continue reading






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