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Take a look at this month's articles provided by Island Parent Magazine. Each month you'll find new articles with topics on parenting your children of any age. Written largely by local authors, these articles provide some great perspectives related to parenting, both on and off the island.


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Summer Vacation with(out) Technology Summer Vacation with(out) Technology
When my siblings and I were kids, my parents would pack up the car and the five of us would go on a road trip. Sometimes we would just go for a week; other times we would drive across the entire country. I’d like to sa...
posted: Jun 23, 2014  |  views: 303  |  comments: 0
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Dock Walking Wonders Dock Walking Wonders
Kick start your summer exploring with a dock walk. The term “walk” however is a bit of a misnomer. During a dock walk you spend more time laying still and horizontal than you do vertical, moving one foot in front of ...
posted: Jun 23, 2014  |  views: 138  |  comments: 0
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Kid-Friendly Island Campgrounds Kid-Friendly Island Campgrounds
School’s out. What to do with the kids that won’t bankrupt the family? Luckily, the glories of British Columbia’s diverse and beautiful landscapes and temperate summer weather offer a host of affordable camping adv...
posted: Jun 23, 2014  |  views: 357  |  comments: 0
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Super Wild, Vancouver Island Super Wild, Vancouver Island
We live in truly spectacular surroundings on Vancouver Island. Summer is an excellent time to discover and explore the Island’s natural wonders with our children—and to pass on an appreciation for our unique wealth! ...
posted: Jun 23, 2014  |  views: 163  |  comments: 0
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Long-Haul Flying with Kids Long-Haul Flying with Kids
Next week, Atti and I will be boarding a plane for yet another 10-hour transatlantic flight. Wish us luck. In his four and a bit years, we have made the trip seven times. The first, at 10 weeks of age, was far and awa...
posted: May 29, 2014  |  views: 210  |  comments: 0
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Struggle to Juggle? Struggle to Juggle?
In retrospect, my decision to return to work when my son was three months old was foolish. I am not someone who states, “I have no regrets.” I have many regrets. I regret that my breakfast this morning consisted of t...
posted: May 29, 2014  |  views: 209  |  comments: 0
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Fearless Spiritual Conversations Fearless Spiritual Conversations
Spiritual questions from young children are a normal part of any parenting experience. More often than not, they are posed while standing in the Wal-Mart checkout, or loudly proclaimed in a crowded (yet somehow silent) d...
posted: May 29, 2014  |  views: 214  |  comments: 0
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A Greener Imagination A Greener Imagination
You’ve got to admire a five-year-old’s ‘can-do’ attitude. My son has decided that he’s going to hire his father to help him build a cluster of small houses on our half-acre property—one for himself, and one f...
posted: May 29, 2014  |  views: 208  |  comments: 0
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My Child Has Cystic Fibrosis & Everything Will Be All Right My Child Has Cystic Fibrosis & Everything Will Be All Right
“I’m so sorry to have to tell you this; I wish I had better news.” The pediatrician hesitated, but then she continued. “The results of Maysa’s Newborn Screen tests are in, and they’re positive for Cystic Fibr...
posted: May 2, 2014  |  views: 350  |  comments: 0
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Dear Katy Perry Dear Katy Perry
Dear Katy Perry. You’ve become a frequent topic of conversation in our home. Until now, I didn’t know much about you, except for having heard a few of your songs. In recent months, however, you have caught the attent...
posted: May 2, 2014  |  views: 565  |  comments: 0
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