Infants

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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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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Why Should We End Physical Punishment of Children?

Hi, Today we’re going to talk about an important federal campaign to end physical punishment of children. Please pay attention, visit the website and sign on as a supporter. Our children need us to support them to live in a … Continue reading






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Dad says Yes, Mom says No. How parents can work to agree on child raising practices.

In the last edition we talked about kids quareling and squabbling. Now, let’s take a look and what parents can do when they are squabbling because they can’t agree on how to raise the kids. One complaint I often hear … Continue reading






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What do you do when your child doesn’t like his teacher?

Hi, When are kids are having a struggle our tendency is to want to solve the problem and ease their pain. And often, that’s the right move. But the real challenge comes when we need to let our child own … Continue reading






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What does the ‘parenting lady’ actually do?

Hi, Before we get into this newsletter, I want to give our Ontario readers a heads  up that I will be in Ottawa in October and in Toronto in early December. See the details below. A lot of people who … Continue reading






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