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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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Praise that Cultivates Grit in Our Kids Praise that Cultivates Grit in Our Kids
I had been told that some types of praise make kids unmotivated, but in moments of being excited for my son about a success, it felt awkward to search for words to express my enthusiasm in a way that felt both genuine an...
posted: Oct 31, 2017  |  views: 98  |  comments: 0
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A Little Learning: Pregnancy in the Information Age A Little Learning: Pregnancy in the Information Age
When I was pregnant, my mother warned me: “Kelly, don’t read too much.” How I wish I had heeded her advice. In fact, it is one of the most important pieces of advice I would give to anyone who is expecting. Preg...
posted: Oct 31, 2017  |  views: 267  |  comments: 0
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Taking Care of Your Mental Health Taking Care of Your Mental Health
You have probably heard of Post-Partum Depression (PPD) and the “baby blues,” but have you heard of other stress disorders related to parenthood? Did you know that birth mothers are not the only parents who can exper...
posted: Oct 31, 2017  |  views: 92  |  comments: 0
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The Dance of the Co-Parents The Dance of the Co-Parents
Ending a relationship with someone you share kids with pretty much means “I don’t want to be your #1 person anymore, but let’s be in each other’s lives on a regular basis for the next 15 or so years.” Divorce i...
posted: Oct 31, 2017  |  views: 201  |  comments: 0
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The Paper Route The Paper Route
A few weeks before his ninth birthday, my son informed me that he was ready for a job. A real job, for real pay, out in the real world. I explained that B.C.’s Ministry of Labour frowns on almost-nine-year-olds getting...
posted: Sep 26, 2017  |  views: 327  |  comments: 0
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From Hiatus... to Hired: A stay-at-home parent\'s guide to professional development From Hiatus... to Hired: A stay-at-home parent's guide to professional development
So, your first parental leave is over and you’ve decided not to go back to work. Or maybe you’re still on leave and considering becoming a stay-at-home-parent. Good for you! It’s an exciting moment. It’s also sca...
posted: Sep 26, 2017  |  views: 310  |  comments: 0
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The Stuff to Get You Through The Stuff to Get You Through
I can’t say enough about my lovely friends and family who have supported me—and at times carried me—through the separation process. Having a support network of compassionate humans is indispensible. At the same tim...
posted: Sep 26, 2017  |  views: 377  |  comments: 0
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Let Them Play Let Them Play
I won’t go so far as to say I was raised by wolves. Still, by the time I was eight years old I was painfully aware that my own parents, and the parents of most of my friends, did not conform to what television was t...
posted: Aug 31, 2017  |  views: 447  |  comments: 0
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Outside the Box: Small but meaningful baby shower gifts Outside the Box: Small but meaningful baby shower gifts
Are you attending a baby shower in the coming months? Now might be a good time to start thinking about potential gifts—for the parent(s) to be. Baby showers are notoriously baby-centred. That’s great. Babies are exit...
posted: Aug 31, 2017  |  views: 461  |  comments: 0
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Breaking Little Hearts Breaking Little Hearts
It was bathtime. My two kids were playing with toys in the tub when my six-year-old son stopped and looked me in the eye. “Why can’t you and Daddy be married anymore?” It’s a difficult question at any time....
posted: Aug 31, 2017  |  views: 1426  |  comments: 0
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