Tag Archives: child raising

How to put a stop to whining

Hi, We are currently enjoying beautiful weather out here on the west coast. The trick is to set aside chores that can wait (and in reality, most can), and get out and enjoy the weather. The other day I went … 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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Hockey or Drama? Which extra-curricular activity fits your child?

Hi, Summer is half over and it’s time to take a look at Fall programs for your child. Choosing the right activity can be a challenge. There is the question of scheduling, of venue, of cost and, of course, what … Continue reading

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When offering choices works

Should you offer your kids choices? Hello, I hope you’re enjoying the lovely summer weather and the extra time with your kids. We have heard that it’s a good idea to offer our kids choices, and it is but there … 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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The Importance of Family Rules

Hi, Have you ever watched kids put together a game at the park? They have a ball and some space and instead of just toking off to play they start to develop the rules. And for them, rules matter. For some … Continue reading

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Choosing the right summer camp for your child

Hello, One of the challenges of parenting is not just planning your kids activities but also planning ahead. It’s time to think summer.  Summer camp is one summertime staple for many families. I am a fan of summer camps but … Continue reading

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Are Allowances Important for Kids?

Hello, Does it seem to you that you are constantly reaching into your wallet to give money to the kids? I can be unending. The solution is to give your children an allowance and teach them how to manage their … Continue reading

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