Toddlers

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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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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When explaining backfires

Hello,  It’s been a special time for my husband, John and I because we had a wonderful party to celebrate our 50thwedding anniversary. Shortly we are heading off on an Alaska cruise, our gift to each other. So, the next newsletter … 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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