Author Archives: Kathy Lynn

How to handle it when she’s ready to leave the nest.

How to handle it when she’s ready to leave the nest. Your grade twelve daughter has just announced that she’s been accepted at a few universities and her choice is McGill in Montreal. “But,” you stutter, “weren’t you accepted at … Continue reading

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It’s summer. The kids get to take out the garbage.

Hi, Summer holidays are on the horizon and if the kids aren’t already helping around the house this is a good time to start. I remember during one week in a summer when the kids were in elementary school, I … Continue reading

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Should We Put Our Kids First?

Hello, Spring is a time when we see the birth of flowers, grass and trees. It’s a good time to think about how we are going to enter the seasons of growth and change. Which leads us to think about … Continue reading

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Family violence includes the legal assault of children.

Hello, Jason Kenney, leader of Alberta’s United Conservative party, at a home-schooling conference suggested that the UN Convention on the rights of the child is a secret plot to ban parents from hitting children. Is this the leader that Alberta … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Summer Camp for your Child.

Hi, My grandchildren are now at an age when they say, “I can do it myself,” and they really mean it.It’s exciting watching them take their own lives in their hands one activity at a time. Summer camp give kids … Continue reading

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Helping Your Teen Find a Summer Job

Hi, It’s Spring and time to be thinking ahead to summer and summer jobs for your kids. It’s the job of your teen to find work and it’s your job to offer advice and support. In our last newsletter we talked … Continue reading

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Spring Break Ideas

Hi, Spring Break is on the horizon. What are you going to do with the kids? Clearly some of you have enrolled them in fun and exciting programs which meet their interests and will keep them active and engaged. Bur … Continue reading

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How do we get teens to respond to our texts?

Hi, Communication between kids and parents is an important part of the relationship. But, what if the communication becomes stifling? What if kids feel that they are being stalked by their parents? Should kids be forced to respond to parent … Continue reading

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Punishment is NOT Discipline

Hello, In our last newsletter I spoke about the research surrounding the question of spanking. If you missed that and want to read it just click here. After taking a look at the research the next question is about child … Continue reading

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Spanking: What does the research say?

Hello, Every time I speak about the physical punishment of children, I say that the research is in.  Today I want to take a look at the research which clearly states that hitting kids carries with it some clear and … Continue reading

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