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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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Screen-Time Reset Screen-Time Reset
I never have enough time to fit in all of the pieces of each day, yet I inevitably find myself sitting on a little stool in my kitchen binging on my Instagram or Facebook feed every evening. What started as a way to cope...
posted: Aug 1, 2017  |  views: 225  |  comments: 0
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Camping Fun? Camping Fun?
When our children were young and money was tight, camping was our only affordable vacation option. While other families we knew jetted off to exotic destinations, went on cruises, or escaped to some tropical sandy beach,...
posted: Aug 1, 2017  |  views: 67  |  comments: 0
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Flying Without a Rock Flying Without a Rock
You let go and suddenly you’re flying through the air, uncertain how or where you’ll land. And apparently this is normal, and you’ll be okay, and it will all be better than you ever could have imagined before you k...
posted: Aug 1, 2017  |  views: 234  |  comments: 0
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Captivating Critters Captivating Critters
Never mind the scientific studies that show how interacting with animals can elevate a person’s levels of serotonin and dopamine, which can act as a natural relaxant. Or that the companionship of an animal can offer co...
posted: Aug 1, 2017  |  views: 59  |  comments: 0
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Kid-Friendly Island Camping Kid-Friendly Island Camping
School’s out. What to do with the kids that won’t bankrupt the family? Luckily, the glories of British Columbia’s diverse and beautiful landscapes and temperate summer weather offer a host of affordable camping adv...
posted: Aug 1, 2017  |  views: 72  |  comments: 0
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Lessons on the Road Lessons on the Road
In marketing, the measure of an ad or a commercial’s success is if the consumer remembers the product and company. Now I don’t remember the organization, but one message has stuck with me—for more than two decades....
posted: Aug 1, 2017  |  views: 54  |  comments: 0
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Accepting the Challenge Accepting the Challenge
My four-year-old grandson Oskar is a bright, engaging little guy, and I love him to bits. He’s the kind of kid who happily chats with adults, enters new situations with confidence, and loves to help. He’s got a great...
posted: Aug 1, 2017  |  views: 51  |  comments: 0
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Gramma\'s House, Gramma\'s Rules Gramma's House, Gramma's Rules
My five-year-old granddaughter sits at my table, surveying her plate of rice crackers and goat cheese. I sip my coffee and marvel at the sight of those big brown eyes framed by long, dark lashes. “Gramma,” she say...
posted: Aug 1, 2017  |  views: 49  |  comments: 0
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The Importance of Ritual The Importance of Ritual
I’ve been an extraordinarily fortunate grandmother. I was present for my grandson’s birth, and I’ve had the privilege of looking after him one day a week for much of his first two and a half years. I haven’t had ...
posted: Aug 1, 2017  |  views: 49  |  comments: 0
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Nurturing a Love of Nature Nurturing a Love of Nature
We know it, but we don’t do it enough. Unplug. Get outdoors. Celebrate the wonders surrounding us. Teach our kids that nature needs nurture, and we need to love our planet as much as our big screens, small screens and ...
posted: May 30, 2017  |  views: 382  |  comments: 0
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