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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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A Specific Realm A Specific Realm
This month’s column features books that are in some way about the ocean, that pulsing realm that encircles us on Vancouver Island. The children’s publishing powerhouse, Orca Book Publishers, has two oceanic hits o...
posted: Jun 1, 2016  |  views: 69  |  comments: 0
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Breakfast as a Survival Skill Breakfast as a Survival Skill
Five weeks ago, my son James was born. He has his dad’s eyes and, sadly, his mom’s digestive troubles. No matter what we feed him, in what quantity, or at what temperature, it disagrees with him. He does what’s com...
posted: Jun 1, 2016  |  views: 253  |  comments: 0
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Embracing the Global Village Embracing the Global Village
It took moving to a temporary home over 7,000 kilometres away for me to fully appreciate the community I’d left behind. In the summer of 2001, our then family of five travelled to a small town on the windswept coast of...
posted: Jun 1, 2016  |  views: 67  |  comments: 0
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Selling Holes Selling Holes
I love board books. I love watching active kids, who can’t sit still for long, stack them up to use as a step to reach something, or fling them across the room just because, or make ramps with them to run trucks up. Th...
posted: Apr 28, 2016  |  views: 135  |  comments: 0
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Empathy & Honesty: Parenting through anxiety and depression Empathy & Honesty: Parenting through anxiety and depression
Okay, first things first. This is not some juicy tell-all tale rife with tragedy and drama. Maybe that’s disappointing for you. But by most accounts, I’m a pretty normal and devoted mom with minimal regrets about how...
posted: Apr 28, 2016  |  views: 377  |  comments: 0
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Fighting Food Waste Fighting Food Waste
It doesn’t take much to get a science project started in the back of my fridge. It’s not that I want to incubate interesting moulds and bacterial cultures, but inevitably certain items get nudged out of sight by newe...
posted: Apr 28, 2016  |  views: 147  |  comments: 0
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A Tonth of Funth! A Tonth of Funth!
April is National Poetry Month, and it’s tonth of funth. A bunth more funth than Dog Bite Month! Or, is it? Too many people find poetry boring. Or scary. Or corny. Flowery. Overwrought. Why can’t the poet just ...
posted: Mar 30, 2016  |  views: 168  |  comments: 0
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Oil Rig Dad Oil Rig Dad
How do you do it? That’s a question I often hear when people find out my husband works away in Fort McMurray, Alberta and we have two small children. My answer is I simply make the best of it. That’s a prett...
posted: Mar 30, 2016  |  views: 179  |  comments: 0
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She Says, He Says She Says, He Says
In many ways my brother Matthew and I are opposites. I’m an introvert, he’s an extrovert. I’m drawn to words and stories, he likes numbers and data. I lean to the left, he leans to the right. It’s hardly a surpri...
posted: Mar 30, 2016  |  views: 171  |  comments: 0
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Helping Teens Understand That Sexuality is More Than #netflixandchill Helping Teens Understand That Sexuality is More Than #netflixandchill
Elvis’s gyrating hips. Madonna’s cross adorned bodice. Nikki’s ode to the anaconda. Decades apart yet these media moguls all share the same thing; a real-time illustration that oversimplifies and objectifies the co...
posted: Mar 3, 2016  |  views: 204  |  comments: 0
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