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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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On Shame On Shame
The year my best friend was killed in a work accident, my son was two, his mother and I around 22. As underskilled young parents, we had our share of breakdowns, but I was certain that we could get through anything and w...
posted: Feb 27, 2018  |  views: 930  |  comments: 0
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Dirty Little Secret Dirty Little Secret
I have written previously about the immense difficulty of processing the loss of half of your kids’ childhoods when you split with their other parent. I’ve spent hundreds, if not thousands, in therapy working that on...
posted: Feb 27, 2018  |  views: 218  |  comments: 0
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Talking About Substance Abuse Talking About Substance Abuse
As a service provider to youth, young adults and families, one of the common questions I hear from parents and caregivers is around drugs. Namely, what drugs are youth in our communities using, and why. Needless to sa...
posted: Feb 27, 2018  |  views: 111  |  comments: 0
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Back to the Future of Relationships Back to the Future of Relationships
I always begin my parent education sessions by asking participants to reflect on their own experiences with sexuality and relationships as youth. Aside from a short break from the chaos of today’s world and a way to bu...
posted: Feb 27, 2018  |  views: 107  |  comments: 0
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Resumés 101 Resumés 101
Resumés are hard. And they are even harder when it’s your first kick at the job application process. It’s hard to tease out your skills and abilities when you have little to no professional experience, hard to artic...
posted: Feb 27, 2018  |  views: 97  |  comments: 0
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No Words No Words
There comes a point in a child’s life when his fears of monsters and scary dreams turn into fears that reflect the reality of the world. It can come as a great shock to a child to realize that there is such a thing as ...
posted: Jan 29, 2018  |  views: 256  |  comments: 0
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Books to Help Children Cope with Grief Books to Help Children Cope with Grief
A tragedy like the deaths of young Chloe and Aubrey Berry in Oak Bay reverberates into the community, deeply affecting us all. Parents working through their own complex emotions, may struggle to find the words to speak w...
posted: Jan 29, 2018  |  views: 274  |  comments: 0
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Talking to Children About Tragedy & Death Talking to Children About Tragedy & Death
The tragic loss of Chloe and Aubrey Berry over the holidays impacted our entire community. While the effects were more acute for those who knew the girls directly, the ripple effect of such a tragedy reaches far and wide...
posted: Jan 29, 2018  |  views: 315  |  comments: 0
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Is Romantic Love Going Extinct? Is Romantic Love Going Extinct?
About 10 years ago I made a documentary for W Network called Mr. Right is Stuck in Traffic. It asked the question: “Can romantic comedy movies and chick lit books sabotage your love life?” Back then there was an i...
posted: Jan 29, 2018  |  views: 387  |  comments: 0
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The Last Time The Last Time
The other day my granddaughter, Randi, informed me that she was no longer “into princesses” and that future gifts should avoid any princess-themed material and instead, focus on any of a whole series of new interests...
posted: Jan 5, 2018  |  views: 349  |  comments: 0
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