Monthly Archives: October 2013

Keeping Kids Safe on the Streets

The other day Dave McGinn wrote an article for the Globe and Mail  on the Block Parent program and how it is dying.  Take a look and then here is a letter to the editor that didn’t make the cut. I … Continue reading






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Parent Involvement in the school improves kid’s performance

Hello, Your kids are settled in school and while you are busy you have a rhythm that is working for you. But, sitting on the kitchen counter is a flyer that is calling you. It’s an invitation to the parent … Continue reading






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Hitting is never okay, but I saw it backwards

On the advice of one of my readers, I needed to re-visit the Encorp TV ad. I saw it backwards. The woman slapped at the man, not vice versa. It was still an automatic reaction, it was still hitting but not … Continue reading






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Tips on Communicating With Children

 Hello, I was recently involved in a difficult conversation with a colleague which didn’t go well. And, I think one of primary reasons was that we were using email. There was no change to soften a comment with a voice … Continue reading






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