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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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Learning from the Muffin Man: Baking with kids Learning from the Muffin Man: Baking with kids
No matter the recipe, my children love to bake with me. Perhaps it is the thrill of those secret taste-testings while my back is turned or maybe it is the anticipation of licking the beaters at the end. Whatever the reas...
posted: May 28, 2015  |  views: 10  |  comments: 0
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Goody-Bag Guilt Goody-Bag Guilt
I took my daughter Julia to a birthday party for one of her preschool friends recently. It was like most of the other ones we have been to lately: a rented room in a recreation centre, a rented bouncy castle, 20 or more ...
posted: May 28, 2015  |  views: 16  |  comments: 0
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Going it Alone: An exercise in lowered expectations Going it Alone: An exercise in lowered expectations
“Get the blueberry…or the one that I can’t remember the name of, but whatever you do, DON’T get the bubble gum.” My 12-year-old son is giving me instructions over breakfast during the usual morning chaos. ...
posted: May 28, 2015  |  views: 9  |  comments: 0
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Towards Zero Waste Towards Zero Waste
My son’s Grade 1 class toured our local recycling depot for Earth Day this year. It was a surprisingly interesting trip. The Peerless Road Recycling Centre just south of Ladysmith reopened a year ago after undergoing a...
posted: May 28, 2015  |  views: 19  |  comments: 0
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Loving Your Ex for Your Kids\' Sake Loving Your Ex for Your Kids' Sake
Most people know of a couple who’ve experienced an amicable break up. You know, the duo that divorced and remained on great terms. They divided everything equally, even the children, and no one lost their shirt to the ...
posted: Apr 29, 2015  |  views: 259  |  comments: 0
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Band-Aids & Adventure: 5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Child Do Band-Aids & Adventure: 5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Child Do
A lifetime ago I worked with an urban recreation department in a decidedly underprivileged part of town. Budgets were tight, but we made up for it with a sense of fun, still unbridled by an increasingly litigious world. ...
posted: Apr 29, 2015  |  views: 247  |  comments: 0
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Life in the Slow Lane Life in the Slow Lane
There’s an adrenaline buzz that comes from having your finger glued to the fast-forward button—which is how most of us seem to live in the 21st century. We equate efficiency and speed with productivity. We get braggi...
posted: Apr 29, 2015  |  views: 181  |  comments: 0
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Signs of Depression in Teens Signs of Depression in Teens
As parents and caregivers, we want our teens to develop into strong healthy adults. We want to see them thriving and happy. Everyone goes through challenges and hard times. It can be even more difficult for teens as they...
posted: Apr 1, 2015  |  views: 360  |  comments: 0
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The 5 Do\'s & Don\'ts to Help Deal with Bullying The 5 Do's & Don'ts to Help Deal with Bullying
When my son began to suffer bullying from a group of kids at school, I made light of it—at first. When he said, “These kids are being mean to me,” it wasn’t much for me to go on. As his reports persisted, I began...
posted: Apr 1, 2015  |  views: 282  |  comments: 0
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The Space Where Friendships Grow The Space Where Friendships Grow
Making time for family, friends and solitude I remember when each of my first three children started kindergarten. I was confident that they were prepared for the transition; they knew their ABCs, 123s, and colours, t...
posted: Apr 1, 2015  |  views: 220  |  comments: 0
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