M-o-m-m. I want a cookie. Why do kids whine?

Happy New Year, I hope you had a lovely holiday. I must say I did. My grandchildren are 4 ½ and this is the first year that they really understand what the holiday is all about. It was great to … Continue reading

The Galloping Gimmes

Hi, Christmas is coming, excitement rules.  But are the kids also creating wish lists that would put you in the poor house if you were to buy them everything they want? Let’s take a look at how to help our … Continue reading

Involve Your Kids in the Christmas Tasks

Hello, It’s time to start to get ready for the holidays. It’s tough with kids who are underfoot, who are excited and who are driving you nuts because they keep asking how many sleeps until the holidays. Now, I have used … Continue reading

Let’s Celebrate National Child Day by protecting our children from legalized assault.

Hello, November 20 is a date that we should all know and talk about but it’s one of Canada’s best kept secrets. It is National Child Day and has been in place since 1993. It commemorates the UN Declaration on … Continue reading

Choosing a Legal Guardian is Difficult but Necessary

Hello, I have returned from my holiday and am pleased to be back connecting with you, my readers. It was a wonderful trip and I feel so fortunate to have been able to celebrate in this special way. Today I … Continue reading

He Dressed Himself!

Hello, It’s been a great couple of weeks for me. I celebrated a major birthday and my gift is humungous (to quote one of my grandson’s favourite words). With my hubby, John, I will be spending a few days in … Continue reading

When Your Child is Sick: One Family’s Story

Hello, This week, on facebook, I noticed the posts about Childhood Cancer Awareness and decided to talk about it and what you can do to help a family dealing with a sick child. This article is taken from my book, … Continue reading

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