School-Age

Chores in the Summer-time

Hi,  Summer holidays are on the horizon and your kids will find themselves with extra time on their hands. If they’re not already doing chores this is the time to start. Depending on their age this may also be the … Continue reading






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Tips for dealing with your child while you’re on the phone

Hello, Have you ever noticed that your child will play quietly by himself until the phone rings or dings. Suddenly, while you’re trying to talk on the phone or respond to a text or email he needs your attention right … 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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Manners Matter

Modelling Manners for Your Children A while back I saw an article lisitng rules for entertaining like a grownup. The exact rules were not the point; the real point was that once we’re adult and beyond the poor student stage, … Continue reading






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Children need discipline. They do not need to be hit!

Hi, I am in Ottawa speaking to the ‘powers that be’ about our need to stop the legal assault of our children. As of this date, 49 countries have banned the physical punishment of children. Isn’t it about time that … Continue reading






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What if your child just won’t budge?

Hi, Some kids go through a stage of being stubborn and others are born that way. Whichever is your reality, having a stubborn kid can wear down the most patient of parents. So what can you do? What if your … Continue reading






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What do you do when your child just won’t listen?

Hello, You say in a quiet and offhand way that maybe it would be fun to go to the park later today. It wasn’t a big deal but boy did the kids hear you and hold you to it. In … Continue reading






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Feeding picky eater

Hi, You’d think that kids would love to eat and would simply enjoy the food that is prepared for them. (I love food that is prepared for me!). But, we all know that dealing with picky eaters is a a … Continue reading






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Tantrums Can be Avoided (Most of the time)

Hi, I remember thinking how fortunate I was that my kids didn’t tend to have tantrums. It was a lovely Spring day when this thought passed through my mind and we were heading home. The kids were hungry and tired, … Continue reading






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Why you want to get involved with your child’s school

Happy New Year, It’s the start of a new year and a time to assess where we want to put our time and energy. Our children’s education is important to us and we want to ensure that things are going … Continue reading






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