Keeping Our Kids Safe

Hi, In our last e-zine we talked about the need to allow children to be independent. And I promised that this time we would talk about how to teach our children to be safe on our streets.When we see letting … Continue reading






How Dangerous Are Our Streets?

Hello, Are the streets really as dangerous as we think? When we don’t let our kids play without constant supervision are we doing the right thing? Our next two newsletters are going to talk about the importance of letting our … Continue reading






I’m Bored!

Hi, Ah, those lazy, hazy crazy days of summer.  Time to relax.  But when you’re six or eight or ten years old you’re looking for the action. The lazy and hazy days are not interesting and now, in the middle … Continue reading






Water Safety and Our Kids

Hi, Summer is arriving slowly out here on the west coast, but we have faith it will arrive. And with it will be water play of all sorts.It’s refreshing and fun to play in the water, but we also need … Continue reading






Make Your Toys Gender Free

Hi,  The beautiful weather means that our kids will spend more time outdoors. And when they are playing, let’s let them determine what they will do. If Olivia wants to haul sand in a dump truck good for her and … Continue reading






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






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






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






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






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