Infants

Kathy Retires and Puts Energy into the Ignored Aspect of Domestic Abuse

Hello, Well the time has come to say goodbye. I am now retired and will not be continuing this newsletter. However, there are all the years of newsletter columns archived on the site. Just search for what you want it will … Continue reading

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Grandparenting: Grander than I ever imagined

Hello, Summer is coming and I am looking forward to spending time with my grandchildren. But, planning that time is a challenge that changes every year as my grandchildren get older and have plans of their own. They are about … 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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The Law is Fluid; not Fixed.

Hello, In my last newsletter, I spoke about the reasons we need to repeal the which permits the hitting of children. Corinne’s Quest, the campaign to end physical punishment of children is clear that this is a social justice issue, … Continue reading

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Play is the Essence of Childhood

Hi, One of the joys of my life is watching my grandchildren play. They create fantasy situations, with stories and activities associated with the story they are creating including taking on different personas to fit the game. They involve their … Continue reading

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When Your Child is Sick: One Family’s Story

Hello, This week, on facebook, I noticed the posts about Childhood Cancer Awareness and decided to talk about it and what you can do to help a family dealing with a sick child. This article is taken from my book, … Continue reading

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Baby Talk Leads to Baby Talkers

Hi, From the first word out of our children’s mouths to the long descriptive stories they love to tell as they get older, language is an important piece of child development.So today we’re going to take a quick look at … Continue reading

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Children Should Have Rights Too

Hello, Last week there was a flurry of media activity discussing the question of physical punishment of children. The Vancouver Province covered it as a front page article with a short video on their website. Come and take a look. … Continue reading

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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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