Author Archives: Kathy Lynn

Help Your Children to Become Capable.

Happy New Year I thought we’d start the year out by talking about what we can do to help our kids become capable. I was interested watching my five-year-old grandchildren do for themselves whatever they could and their parents patiently … Continue reading

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Kid’s manners are on display during the holidays

Merry Christmas, I am a Christmas person but want to wish you all the best no matter how you celebrate the holiday. On Tuesday (Dec.19) I posted a link to an article about helping kids to handle unwanted hugs and … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence Starts Over the Knees of Parents

Hi, Well the rhythm of my regular newsletter hit a snag last week when my computer decided to die. As you can imagine, being without a computer for five days is a challenge. Yes, I have my phone but it’s … Continue reading

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Canada’s Best Kept Secret

Canada’s Best Kept Secret Today is National Child Day.  Did you know that? No, it’s our best kept secret. Last year the Prime Minister made a statement. But I can’t find one this year so let’s look back. Social Media … Continue reading

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Failure is the route to success

Failure Can Be a Gift Helicopter parents hover; they are always there to make sure that there are no bumps in the road for their children. Another aspect to this dynamic is the fear of failure. That is, fear of … Continue reading

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What Do Christian Churches Think About Physical Punishment

Hello, Recently, clergy, theologians, church leaders, Christian community members, students and academics met for two days at Queen’s University in Canada to discuss corporal punishment and law reform.  The forum was held in response to the TRC’s Call to Action … Continue reading

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Make Hallowe’en Spooky and Fun

Hello, Fall is here, the days are shorter and the kids are fixated on what they’re going to be for Hallowe’en. Hallowe’en has become a challenge for parents as our fears sometimes take over and we miss the fun and excitement. … Continue reading

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Putting the Thankfulness into Thanksgiving

Hello, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. What does the holiday mean for you and your family? My grandchildren are extremely fortunate. They are fortunate that they are healthy, that they were born to their particular parents and that they … Continue reading

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How Much Activity is Too Much?

Hi, The kids are settled into school and now you are looking at their extra-curricular time. I know you’ve already booked them into soccer, gymnastics, piano and/or drama. All the times and places are on your calendar which is full … Continue reading

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We Need To Let Our Kids Grow Up.

Hi, Open up any facebook posting this week and you’ll see comments from parents sending kids off to Kindergarten, High School and University. The big transitions. The trick is to celebrate. It’s exciting. It means that you have done our … Continue reading

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