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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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5 Reasons Why Your Family Does Not Need a Pet
As a child, my family had many pets, including dogs, cats, house birds and chickens. We lived close to the beach so I also developed a love for both sea and land wildlife. Not surprisingly, I became a veterinarian. I am ...
posted: Mar 2, 2015  |  views: 216  |  comments: 0
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A Sustainable Family
“Just one of those days” has become the rule and not the exception in my life lately. Forget the list, I keep a pocket-sized “To Do” book. Like a game of Tetris, no sooner do I clear one line, when another stack ...
posted: Mar 2, 2015  |  views: 146  |  comments: 0
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Embracing Diversity
A few years ago we were having a play date at our house when my toddler had to go to the washroom. She was sitting on the potty with this curious look on her face. I could tell she was trying to figure something out in h...
posted: Mar 2, 2015  |  views: 106  |  comments: 0
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Green Spring Cleaning
I used to think that other women had more hours in their days. How else were they able to juggle so many things, and still keep immaculate homes? There was one mother in particular with whom I frequently compared myself....
posted: Mar 2, 2015  |  views: 146  |  comments: 0
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30 Things to Do With Your Teens 30 Things to Do With Your Teens
1. Peruse Music Stores for Old Records and Reminisce. Okay, you might not want to reminisce too much, but chances are both you and your teen(s) will have a blast searching through the long-forgotten-but-then-revived LPs....
posted: Feb 16, 2015  |  views: 286  |  comments: 0
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The Truth About Social Media The Truth About Social Media
The statistics are staggering. According to PewResearch Internet Project, 95 per cent of teens use the Internet and, of those, 81 per cent use social media. Fifty per cent of teens use social media more than once a day. ...
posted: Feb 16, 2015  |  views: 501  |  comments: 0
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The Value of Volunteering The Value of Volunteering
Think back over the last year and compile a list of all the community events, festivals, fairs, sporting events, nature centres, or cultural institutions you and your family enjoyed. Maybe your list is long or maybe it h...
posted: Feb 16, 2015  |  views: 149  |  comments: 0
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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: 248  |  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: 252  |  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: 244  |  comments: 0
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