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Rewards for Marks — A Good Idea?

Hello, I received a question about rewarding children for marks. Marjorie, Mom of Katie says: “The last time report cards were handed out in my daughter’s grade two class, she discovered that her friend gets rewarded with money and small … Continue reading






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Children’s Manners Are On Show During the Holidays.

Hello, When you sit down for a family dinner during the holidays, will your kids know how to behave? What about if they receive a strange gift from their aunt? Now is the time to be thinking about your kids’ … Continue reading






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Children Should Have Rights Too

Hello, Last week there was a flurry of media activity discussing the question of physical punishment of children. The Vancouver Province covered it as a front page article with a short video on their website. Come and take a look. … Continue reading






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Fitting Into a New School Mid Year

Hi, You and your kids have settled into a school routine and life is going well. Or was until yesterday when you learned that you have been promoted. Good news, right? Well yes and quite an honour. Trouble is you … Continue reading






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It was the day he almost wore his pyjamas to preschool

Hi, I love to spend time with my grandchildren who are now 3 years old. When they were smaller we could be quite efficient when it came to getting ready to go outside, or preparing for bedtime. But now, they … Continue reading






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The Biggest Risk is Keeping Kids Indoors

Hello, Children’s play is an important topic for discussion. In my book, But Nobody Told Me I’d Ever Have to Leave Home I say “Play is the essence of childhood. If we want our kids to grow up to be … Continue reading






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Should We Put Our Kids First?

Hi, If we put our kids first, will we raise spoiled brats? Or is it our job to put them first? What about the difference between their needs and wants? And should we sacrifice for our kids? The Prime Directive … Continue reading






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An Important Skill for All Children

Hi, It’s a beautiful day to go for a walk. School has just begun for some of you, and starts shortly for the rest. So, why not take a walk to the school. Teach your kids how to get from … Continue reading






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Family Meetings That Work

Hi, One of the great ways to handle the chaos and stress that can come with scheduling school, extra-curricular activities and family responsibilities is to have regular family meetings. School is less than a month away and this is a … Continue reading






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Kids in the Kitchen

Hi, Summer is a great time to get kids involved in all kinds of household chores and activities. In the middle of the holiday they are starting to get a bit bored and looking for new adventures. You’ve taken them to … Continue reading






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