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Kelly Cleeve

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Kelly Cleeve is a passionate educator with 14 years experience. She is a graduate student at the University of British Columbia, a wife and a mother of 2 beautiful boys.

The Truth About Step-parents

There is a gaping hole in the conversation about parenting. Sure there’s ample discussion about positive discipline practices, growth mindset, resilience, emotional intelligence, and...

Back @ School: Yes…

Did you send your kids back to school? That’s the question we asked four Island Parent writers. Here are their answers and how they...

Resilient Parenting

I’m a hypocrite and a fraud. That’s what my inside voice has been yelling this morning. It also tells me that I’m a failure....

Unforeseen Blessings

This pandemic is no easy thing. The economy is suffering, many of us are struggling financially, and some are impacted by mental health issues...

A Mother’s Growing Pains

I raised my boys to be confident. From the moment they were born, I had a vision, one in which my children were able...

Advice from a Teenager

Dear Mom and Dad,I need to teach you a few things about parenting.Love, your TeenagerNot only do I research and write about teens, but...

Multi-tasking:Strength or Weakness?

I watched my children as they sat at the kitchen table, each attempting to complete their homework. Books were open, pencils sharpened and they...

Families in ALL Shapes & Sizes

My parents just celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary. What an incredible feat of dedication and love. Their stable marriage has been an inspiration to...

Who Do You Want to Be?

It’s that time again. Time for new backpacks, inside shoes, neon pink highlighters and blue ball point pens. It’s time to pile our sunburnt...

Can Praise Be Detrimental?

How can praise possibly be a bad thing? I asked myself this question as I began my research into the nature of praise. As...

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The Truth About Step-parents

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