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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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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: 222 | comments: 0View this article »
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: 228 | comments: 0View this article »
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: 158 | comments: 0View this article »
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: 331 | comments: 0View this article »
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: 276 | comments: 0View this article »
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: 216 | comments: 0View this article »
More Muscle, Less Machine
The lower gas prices of recent months have been a mixed blessing. No one can argue that cheap gas is a great thing for car-dependent families struggling to put food on the table. I’m certainly pleased with the extra ro...
posted: Apr 1, 2015 | views: 214 | comments: 0View this article »
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: 317 | comments: 0View this article »
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: 277 | comments: 0View this article »
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: 220 | comments: 0View this article »
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