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Help Your Kids Make Christmas a Time for Caring

Hi, I celebrate Christmas and I love the holiday. One of the parts l like best is spending time with family. And there is usually a bonus when family members come to visit. Last year my brother and sister-in-law joined … Continue reading

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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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What is the connection between the United Nations and physical punishment?

Hello, We read in the media this week that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants to gain a seat on the United Nations Security Council. It caused me to think about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. As a country … 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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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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You Are Your Child’s Role Model

Hi, I was remembering one time when two of my nephews came to visit. My kids were preschoolers and these boys were about five years older. They were surprised by how interested our kids were in spending time with them. … 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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