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

How can you protect your child from having a poor body image?

Hi, It’s lovely to put away all the winter wear and get into our light and colourful summer clothing. However, we do find that we become more aware of our bodies because, of course, summer clothes just don’t cover us … Continue reading

Summer Plans Galore.

Hi, Summer is rushing toward us and suddenly we realize we may not have done enough planning.  The kids are out of school. So how do we make this work? Today’s newsletter will give you lots of ideas and information. … Continue reading

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

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

Random Thoughts: Recent Stories in the News

Hi, There have been a number of different stories in the past few days that I found interesting and relevant so I am going to share them with you. Corinne’s Quest Supported in the House of Commons Joyce Murray is … Continue reading

Help Your Teen Stay Safe at Work

Hi, If you have a teenager it is likely that he will be looking for a job for the summer. Or he may already have a part-time job. One of the major considerations for our young people is safety in … Continue reading

Why Should We End Physical Punishment of Children?

Hi, Today we’re going to talk about an important federal campaign to end physical punishment of children. Please pay attention, visit the website and sign on as a supporter. Our children need us to support them to live in a … Continue reading

It Spring and the Kids are Squirming

Hi, For some of us it’s already spring, the rest of you are still waiting but it is guaranteed to arrive eventually. It’s a beautiful sunny day outside my window so I’m going to share some thoughts about kids in … Continue reading

What Should Kids Know Before Kindergarten

Understanding Child Development Aids in Kindergarten Prep More commentary available at kids in the house. This article is primarily to help parents understand the developmental stages children go through before entering school. A good understanding of child development will help you and … Continue reading