School-Age

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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Helping Your Teen Find a Summer Job

Hi, It’s Spring and time to be thinking ahead to summer and summer jobs for your kids. It’s the job of your teen to find work and it’s your job to offer advice and support. In our last newsletter we talked … Continue reading

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Spring Break Ideas

Hi, Spring Break is on the horizon. What are you going to do with the kids? Clearly some of you have enrolled them in fun and exciting programs which meet their interests and will keep them active and engaged. Bur … Continue reading

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School Involvement Matters

Happy New Year, One New Year’s resolution I want to suggest will aid in your child’s school experience. That is to get involved with the school. If you don’t already have a role, large or small, at the school make 2019 … 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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What to do when your child misbehaves

Hello, There is often a lot of discussion and even controversy about how a parent should respond when a child misbehaves. The children need to learn why their misbehavior is a problem so they can make better decisions next time. … Continue reading

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