Preschoolers

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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Window and Balcony Safety a Big Issue in Summer

Hello, It’s warm outside so the windows are open and the balcony beckons. And it’s lovely. But before you create these welcome breezes think about your children and what you ned to do to keep them safe. Window and Balcony … 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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Help Your Kids Make Christmas a Time for Caring

Hi, I celebrate Christmas and I love the holiday. One of the parts l like best is spending time with family. And there is usually a bonus when family members come to visit. Last year my brother and sister-in-law joined … Continue reading

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How to put a stop to whining

Hi, We are currently enjoying beautiful weather out here on the west coast. The trick is to set aside chores that can wait (and in reality, most can), and get out and enjoy the weather. The other day I went … Continue reading

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Ghosts, Goblins and Witches

Hi, In a few days we’ll be opening our doors to all the kids in the neighbourhood and our kids will be out on the streets knocking on doors. “Trick or Treat!” they will call out gleefully and receive candy … 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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Hockey or Drama? Which extra-curricular activity fits your child?

Hi, Summer is half over and it’s time to take a look at Fall programs for your child. Choosing the right activity can be a challenge. There is the question of scheduling, of venue, of cost and, of course, what … Continue reading

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