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British Columbia Training & Education Savings Grant Information

Families in British Columbia are encouraged to start planning and saving early for their children’s post-secondary education or training programs. To help, the B.C. Government will contribute $1,200 to eligible children through the B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant (BCTESG). There was an extension given to students born in 2006 to 2008, since that group of children turned six to nine years old during the...
posted: Jun 14, 2019  |  views: 20  |  comments: 0
Healthy Father\'s Day

Healthy Father's Day

So you are a dad. These days there is a new definition of father surfacing. Words are starting to take on different meaning. For proof, just ask Siri. What is the definition of respect? “A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements and to regard the feelings, wishes or rights of others.” Go ahead and check. For years parents confused respec...
posted: May 28, 2019  |  views: 134  |  comments: 0
Summer Struggles

Summer Struggles

Welcome to June, that in-between month. Outside it feels like summer much of the time, which makes the agony of desk-work even worse. The kids are restless; the countdown to summer holidays is on. With camps open for registration in early April, and some filled within minutes, many families have had at least part of July and August programmed for months. Summer planning is another reminder for most of us with atyp...
posted: May 28, 2019  |  views: 178  |  comments: 0
I\'m Embarrassing You?

I'm Embarrassing You?

You figure out, fairly soon after signing on for this gig called parenting, that your child IS going to embarrass you. It’s just a matter of when, and where, and how badly. As much as your child may well be your biggest source of pride, they will absolutely, without a doubt be your most significant source of humiliation. In fact, it’s part of their job. They start out sweet enough, all snuggles and cuteness. B...
posted: May 28, 2019  |  views: 12  |  comments: 0
Ah...the Baby Years

Ah...the Baby Years

By the time you read this, our family of four will be a family of five. Yes, there will be a new small screaming addition in our house, I’ll be back to writing this column at 4 a.m. while pacing in small circles around the Pratt abode with the kid strapped to me in some modern-day psycho-nervous-parenting contraption, and I’ll be buying lots of things that I legit don’t understand the purpose of while quietly c...
posted: May 28, 2019  |  views: 14  |  comments: 0

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