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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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Travelling with Kids
It is one of those moments when I am suddenly reminded that parenting has a lot in common with being the ring leader of a circus. We are on a bus packed with morning commuters, and my son is swinging himself around a pol...
posted: Aug 25, 2014 | views: 11 | comments: 0View this article »
Power to the Princesses
My granddaughter is a princess, or at least she believes herself to be one. By the age of three sheâ€™d decided that the life of a princess was a perfect fit for her personal sensibilities, and that conviction has never ...
posted: Aug 25, 2014 | views: 5 | comments: 0View this article »
Sticker Chart Chaos
Like many parents, I decided to try to motivate my child to develop positive behaviours, using sticker charts. I started when he was three years old, and have kept them up, with varied consistency, for the last four year...
posted: Aug 25, 2014 | views: 6 | comments: 0View this article »
The Family Cocoon
Every season has its charm, but autumn has always been my favourite. Thereâ€™s something reassuring about the return of routines, about drawing back in after summerâ€™s adventures. The shorter, cooler days of fall donâ€™...
posted: Aug 25, 2014 | views: 7 | comments: 0View this article »
Dear Gwyneth, I had a few slip-ups on the road to perfect motherhood. Please understand, Gwynnie, that I meant well, really. But raising a baby turned out to be less about idealism and more about, um, anarchism tha...
posted: Jul 31, 2014 | views: 118 | comments: 0View this article »
Cycling with Kids
Thereâ€™s joy in flying down a hill with my heart still pumping from the climb. My children squealing with delight, begging me to go over the potholes so they can bump up and down. But the thrill of the rollercoaster rid...
posted: Jul 31, 2014 | views: 125 | comments: 0View this article »
Saunter Over to Sidneyâ€¦ the Island
Did you know a National Park Reserve is right off our door step? Well, with one minor catch, you canâ€™t walk or drive there. Have no fear, this doesnâ€™t make it inaccessible. A short 25 minute passenger ferry from S...
posted: Jul 31, 2014 | views: 135 | comments: 0View this article »
The Case for Camping
Camping was the ultimate affordable summer holiday when I was a child, and my family did lots of it. Our excursions were anything but luxurious. My parents gravitated towards campgrounds with private sites and proximity ...
posted: Jul 31, 2014 | views: 95 | comments: 0View this article »
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. Iâ€™d like to sa...
posted: Jun 23, 2014 | views: 730 | comments: 0View this article »
Dock Walking Wonders
Kick start your summer exploring with a dock walk. The term â€śwalkâ€ť 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: 200 | comments: 0View this article »
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