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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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Helping Children Understand Death Helping Children Understand Death
Nothing can prepare you for the death of a loved one. Though we knew that my father-in-law was dying, it didn’t feel real until my husband picked up the phone and heard the news of his death. We were instantly distress...
posted: Jan 28, 2015  |  views: 18  |  comments: 0
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Empowering Kids with Our Trust Empowering Kids with Our Trust
The other day my seven-year-old bounded off the school bus, checked both ways when he crossed the street, and threw his arms around Maple, his tail-wagging dog. While I held onto Maple, my son took his younger sister’s...
posted: Jan 28, 2015  |  views: 17  |  comments: 0
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Superwoman Got Her Pink Slip: Letting go of being the \'Perfect Parent\' Superwoman Got Her Pink Slip: Letting go of being the 'Perfect Parent'
Superwoman is on vacation. Well, to be more accurate, she’s on permanent leave. She used to maintain a very prominent position in our home. Every day, she’d make all the meals, drive the children back and forth to sc...
posted: Jan 28, 2015  |  views: 15  |  comments: 0
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Make Something! Teaching our kids to be creators, not nust consumers Make Something! Teaching our kids to be creators, not nust consumers
I was a proud and grateful mama this last Christmas when all five of my children presented me with handmade gifts. From the first of my 22-year-old daughters, I received a beautiful purse stitched from reclaimed woollen ...
posted: Jan 28, 2015  |  views: 18  |  comments: 0
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Finding Life in Adventure: A year-long challenge Finding Life in Adventure: A year-long challenge
Years ago I read something about families making mission statements, creating a sentence or two that set the philosophical basis and direction of the family. I didn’t have children at the time and dismissed the idea, t...
posted: Jan 5, 2015  |  views: 209  |  comments: 0
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My Child Has Autism: Coping with the diagnosis My Child Has Autism: Coping with the diagnosis
Perhaps you always knew there was something different about your child, or maybe it gradually dawned on you, as the comments of well-meaning friends shifted from how cute his differences were to asking how you were copin...
posted: Jan 5, 2015  |  views: 140  |  comments: 0
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Not So \'Me\' Anymore Not So 'Me' Anymore
I knew parenting would be hard. I was told that I would be tired, money would be tight and no matter where I was there was a good chance I’d feel guilty about not being somewhere else. I was cautioned about mommy guilt...
posted: Jan 5, 2015  |  views: 275  |  comments: 0
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Stone Soup Philosphy Stone Soup Philosphy
There’s nothing like a big pot of stone soup on a cold west coast day. The soup simmering in my slow cooker began with a rich stock made from leftover chicken bones. Next I added some surplus peppers from a friend’s ...
posted: Jan 5, 2015  |  views: 125  |  comments: 0
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Holiday Happenings Holiday Happenings
All aboard The Christmas Express at the BC Forest Discovery Centre in Duncan, running Dec 5-7, Dec 12-14, and Dec 19-21 from 4-9pm (train leaves every 20 minutes from 4:30-8:30pm). Ride behind Samson, the museum’s 1910...
posted: Nov 26, 2014  |  views: 410  |  comments: 0
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When You\'re Not Feeling So Merry When You're Not Feeling So Merry
The holiday season for many is one of joy and celebration. For others it can be a struggle. The pressure is on to “be happy.” This is a time when we are supposed to celebrate, laugh, connect with family and friends, ...
posted: Nov 26, 2014  |  views: 353  |  comments: 0
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