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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






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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






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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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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






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Water Safety and Our Kids

Hi, Summer is arriving slowly out here on the west coast, but we have faith it will arrive. And with it will be water play of all sorts.It’s refreshing and fun to play in the water, but we also need … 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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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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Children need discipline. They do not need to be hit!

Hi, I am in Ottawa speaking to the ‘powers that be’ about our need to stop the legal assault of our children. As of this date, 49 countries have banned the physical punishment of children. Isn’t it about time that … Continue reading






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What if your child just won’t budge?

Hi, Some kids go through a stage of being stubborn and others are born that way. Whichever is your reality, having a stubborn kid can wear down the most patient of parents. So what can you do? What if your … Continue reading






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