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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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How to Choose a Legal Guardian

Hi, I am writing this just before leaving for a one-week holiday. So I’m going to keep this short and simple. A few weeks ago I wrote an article for the North Shore News about naming a legal guardian for … 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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My Office is in My Home

Hi, For the most part I have had my office in my home. This creates a number of different challenges. Today I am going to share with you what I have learned over the years about juggling family and business … Continue reading






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How can you protect your child from having a poor body image?

Hi, It’s lovely to put away all the winter wear and get into our light and colourful summer clothing. However, we do find that we become more aware of our bodies because, of course, summer clothes just don’t cover us … Continue reading






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Summer Plans Galore.

Hi, Summer is rushing toward us and suddenly we realize we may not have done enough planning.  The kids are out of school. So how do we make this work? Today’s newsletter will give you lots of ideas and information. … Continue reading






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