This Summer Involve the Kids in Housewo
Hi, “Are you going to be doing a workshop that is open to the public?” “Do you have a new book coming out?” “Will you speak at our convention, professional development event, parent conference?” You have asked and the response … Continue reading
I Am So the Boss of You — a review
I just finished reading I Am So the Boss of You by Kathy Buckworth and wrote a review for Amazon which I titled I am Not a Fan. If you wonder what I thought, here goes” I am parenting author … Continue reading
Should You Have a Second Child?
Hello, There are a lot of advantages of having one child. An obvious one is financial; raising children is expensive. In my book, But Nobody Told Me I’d Ever Have to Leave Home, I note that because parents spend a … Continue reading
How To Find a Qualified Parenting Educator
Hi, Today, parenting information is everywhere and it can be a challenge for parents, for workplace wellness directors and for meeting planners for determine who would be a qualified, credible speaker for their event. There are two things that you … Continue reading
How to Enhance Employee Enagagement
One of my favourite blogs comes from Doug Brockway at Brockway Human Services Inc. In a recent article he talks about the importance of Employee Engagement and then invites comment. One thing I know is that when the workplace looks … Continue reading
What Do You Want For Our Children in 2013?
It’s almost the New Year and time to think about 2013. It is always the time that I look at all our children and hope and wish for a better world for them. And now that I am a grandma … Continue reading
Remembering December 6, 1989
December 6 is the day we remember the fourteen young women who were killed by Marc Lepine at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. After the news was broadcast, our phone began to ring. “Is Chelsea okay?” was the refrain we were … Continue reading
Helping Kids Learn about Giving, not just Receiving
Hi, Many parents in my groups and workshops express concern about the ‘gimmes’ that their kids seem to develop around this time of year. Christmas is, as they say, for children but should it be all about what they get. … Continue reading
Why does Facebook allow bullying at all?
In a recent article in the Vancouver Province, Jeff Melland asks some extremely pertinent questions. No-one could say that Facebook supports bullying, in fact, as the article points out “The terms-of-service agreement users sign when they join up prohibits such … Continue reading
How to Children Open the Door to Life-long Friendships
Hi, For the past six weeks I have been attending the Baby Days presentations put on by the Public Health Nurses in Richmond BC. My job is to soothe whichever twin needs adult arms, my daughter takes the calmer one … Continue reading