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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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Let Your Child Be the Helicopter

Hello, One of the toughest parts of parenting is letting our kids grow up. We want to hang on to them and keep them safe but our job is to let them go. It’s a process involving letting them do … Continue reading

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Failure is the route to success

Failure Can Be a Gift Helicopter parents hover; they are always there to make sure that there are no bumps in the road for their children. Another aspect to this dynamic is the fear of failure. That is, fear of … Continue reading

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Kids in the Kitchen

Hello, Today we’re going to about involving your kids in meal preparation. While your do that,  I am off having wonderful restaurant meals in Southern Oregon.  Ashland and the Oregon theatre festival to be exact. It’s an annual trip for us … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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