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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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You Can Help Your Child Remember

Hi, Well it seems that no matter where you live winter is hitting with a vengeance. Now, I am on the west coast of Canada and compared to the rest of the country we get off easy. But, we aren’t … Continue reading






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What is Jodie Good At?

Hello, Today is a very special day because it is my daughter’s birthday. There are lots of things I’ve forgotten over the years but this day, forty-six years ago is the day I became a Mom. And it was right. … Continue reading






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Time Out NOT The Universal Answer

Hello, When I talk to people about child discipline they want a clear formula for how to change their child’s behaviour. So they look to time out and set rules in place for this choice. But that totally misses the … Continue reading






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M-o-m-m. I want a cookie. Why do kids whine?

Happy New Year, I hope you had a lovely holiday. I must say I did. My grandchildren are 4 ½ and this is the first year that they really understand what the holiday is all about. It was great to … Continue reading






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The Galloping Gimmes

Hi, Christmas is coming, excitement rules.  But are the kids also creating wish lists that would put you in the poor house if you were to buy them everything they want? Let’s take a look at how to help our … Continue reading






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Involve Your Kids in the Christmas Tasks

Hello, It’s time to start to get ready for the holidays. It’s tough with kids who are underfoot, who are excited and who are driving you nuts because they keep asking how many sleeps until the holidays. Now, I have used … Continue reading






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Let’s Celebrate National Child Day by protecting our children from legalized assault.

Hello, November 20 is a date that we should all know and talk about but it’s one of Canada’s best kept secrets. It is National Child Day and has been in place since 1993. It commemorates the UN Declaration on … Continue reading






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Choosing a Legal Guardian is Difficult but Necessary

Hello, I have returned from my holiday and am pleased to be back connecting with you, my readers. It was a wonderful trip and I feel so fortunate to have been able to celebrate in this special way. Today I … Continue reading






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He Dressed Himself!

Hello, It’s been a great couple of weeks for me. I celebrated a major birthday and my gift is humungous (to quote one of my grandson’s favourite words). With my hubby, John, I will be spending a few days in … Continue reading






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