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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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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: 190  |  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: 193  |  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: 181  |  comments: 0
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More Muscle, Less Machine 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: 181  |  comments: 0
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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: 274  |  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: 226  |  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: 171  |  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: 212  |  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: 346  |  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: 578  |  comments: 0
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