Family Concerns

Should We Put Our Kids First?

Hi, If we put our kids first, will we raise spoiled brats? Or is it our job to put them first? What about the difference between their needs and wants? And should we sacrifice for our kids? The Prime Directive … Continue reading






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How to Choose a Legal Guardian

Hi, I am writing this just before leaving for a one-week holiday. So I’m going to keep this short and simple. A few weeks ago I wrote an article for the North Shore News about naming a legal guardian for … Continue reading






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Family Meetings That Work

Hi, One of the great ways to handle the chaos and stress that can come with scheduling school, extra-curricular activities and family responsibilities is to have regular family meetings. School is less than a month away and this is a … Continue reading






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Kids in the Kitchen

Hi, Summer is a great time to get kids involved in all kinds of household chores and activities. In the middle of the holiday they are starting to get a bit bored and looking for new adventures. You’ve taken them to … Continue reading






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My Office is in My Home

Hi, For the most part I have had my office in my home. This creates a number of different challenges. Today I am going to share with you what I have learned over the years about juggling family and business … Continue reading






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How can you protect your child from having a poor body image?

Hi, It’s lovely to put away all the winter wear and get into our light and colourful summer clothing. However, we do find that we become more aware of our bodies because, of course, summer clothes just don’t cover us … Continue reading






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Summer Plans Galore.

Hi, Summer is rushing toward us and suddenly we realize we may not have done enough planning.  The kids are out of school. So how do we make this work? Today’s newsletter will give you lots of ideas and information. … Continue reading






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Are All Four-Year Olds Alike?

Hello, Now that the weather is becoming increasingly summer-like I wanted to talk about backyard swimming pools. Let’s enjoy them but make sure they are also safe for our children. But first, I want to talk about child temperament. We … Continue reading






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Why You Should Not Say “If” To Kids

Hi, Offering kids choices is a great way to avoid power struggles, to give them some control over their behaviour and to teach them to determine what they need to do to get along in our world. But there are … Continue reading






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Random Thoughts: Recent Stories in the News

Hi, There have been a number of different stories in the past few days that I found interesting and relevant so I am going to share them with you. Corinne’s Quest Supported in the House of Commons Joyce Murray is … Continue reading






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