Preschoolers

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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It was the day he almost wore his pyjamas to preschool

Hi, I love to spend time with my grandchildren who are now 3 years old. When they were smaller we could be quite efficient when it came to getting ready to go outside, or preparing for bedtime. But now, they … Continue reading






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The Biggest Risk is Keeping Kids Indoors

Hello, Children’s play is an important topic for discussion. In my book, But Nobody Told Me I’d Ever Have to Leave Home I say “Play is the essence of childhood. If we want our kids to grow up to be … 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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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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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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