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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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Travelling with Kids Travelling with Kids
It is one of those moments when I am suddenly reminded that parenting has a lot in common with being the ring leader of a circus. We are on a bus packed with morning commuters, and my son is swinging himself around a pol...
posted: Aug 25, 2014  |  views: 160  |  comments: 0
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Power to the Princesses Power to the Princesses
My granddaughter is a princess, or at least she believes herself to be one. By the age of three she’d decided that the life of a princess was a perfect fit for her personal sensibilities, and that conviction has never ...
posted: Aug 25, 2014  |  views: 160  |  comments: 0
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Sticker Chart Chaos Sticker Chart Chaos
Like many parents, I decided to try to motivate my child to develop positive behaviours, using sticker charts. I started when he was three years old, and have kept them up, with varied consistency, for the last four year...
posted: Aug 25, 2014  |  views: 172  |  comments: 0
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The Family Cocoon The Family Cocoon
Every season has its charm, but autumn has always been my favourite. There’s something reassuring about the return of routines, about drawing back in after summer’s adventures. The shorter, cooler days of fall don’...
posted: Aug 25, 2014  |  views: 164  |  comments: 0
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Dear Gwyneth Dear Gwyneth
Dear Gwyneth, I had a few slip-ups on the road to perfect motherhood. Please understand, Gwynnie, that I meant well, really. But raising a baby turned out to be less about idealism and more about, um, anarchism tha...
posted: Jul 31, 2014  |  views: 198  |  comments: 0
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Cycling with Kids Cycling with Kids
There’s joy in flying down a hill with my heart still pumping from the climb. My children squealing with delight, begging me to go over the potholes so they can bump up and down. But the thrill of the rollercoaster rid...
posted: Jul 31, 2014  |  views: 218  |  comments: 0
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Saunter Over to Sidney… the Island Saunter Over to Sidney… the Island
Did you know a National Park Reserve is right off our door step? Well, with one minor catch, you can’t walk or drive there. Have no fear, this doesn’t make it inaccessible. A short 25 minute passenger ferry from S...
posted: Jul 31, 2014  |  views: 249  |  comments: 0
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The Case for Camping The Case for Camping
Camping was the ultimate affordable summer holiday when I was a child, and my family did lots of it. Our excursions were anything but luxurious. My parents gravitated towards campgrounds with private sites and proximity ...
posted: Jul 31, 2014  |  views: 166  |  comments: 0
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Summer Vacation with(out) Technology Summer Vacation with(out) Technology
When my siblings and I were kids, my parents would pack up the car and the five of us would go on a road trip. Sometimes we would just go for a week; other times we would drive across the entire country. I’d like to sa...
posted: Jun 23, 2014  |  views: 1201  |  comments: 0
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Dock Walking Wonders Dock Walking Wonders
Kick start your summer exploring with a dock walk. The term “walk” however is a bit of a misnomer. During a dock walk you spend more time laying still and horizontal than you do vertical, moving one foot in front of ...
posted: Jun 23, 2014  |  views: 263  |  comments: 0
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