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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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Money Concepts for Kids Money Concepts for Kids
Early in my financial planning career, a client asked me to speak to her children about basic money concepts. I thought this would be a snap. After all, talking about money is my job. The meeting, however, did not turn o...
posted: Oct 5, 2012  |  views: 3482  |  comments: 1
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Teach Your Kids Without Them Noticing Teach Your Kids Without Them Noticing
As a teacher, I have always maintained that the bulk of a child’s education occurs at home, and anything the child learns at school is icing on the cake. Don’t get me wrong—school is a wonderful place for kids to d...
posted: Sep 27, 2011  |  views: 2067  |  comments: 1
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A Child\'s Grief A Child's Grief
“A grieving child’s life is like a piece of paper upon which every passerby leaves a mark. What kind of mark would you like to leave on the life of the child whose heart and soul have been touched by the death of som...
posted: Sep 27, 2011  |  views: 2460  |  comments: 0
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The Buzz of BMX The Buzz of BMX
Are you looking for an activity that your whole family can enjoy? If you answered “yes,” then look no further than your local BMX track. All you need to have a fun day is a bike that can be ridden in the dirt, a helm...
posted: Mar 31, 2010  |  views: 3914  |  comments: 0
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For the Love of Boredom For the Love of Boredom
My six-year-old and his friend tire of Lego and start whining to “go on the computer.” No. I am increasingly incensed by the screen in all its guises—I’ve been studying what my children do instead when I might...
posted: Feb 2, 2010  |  views: 2397  |  comments: 0
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Train the Brain Train the Brain
One of the remarkable facts about people is that we can all develop amazing talents or skills. One of us can become a skilled and creative painter, while another can develop talents as an accountant. In fact, some of us ...
posted: Dec 28, 2009  |  views: 2385  |  comments: 0
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Talking to the Teacher Talking to the Teacher
For some parents, talking to their child’s teacher can be a nerve-wracking experience. Memories of staying after school, getting in trouble and being afraid of the teacher can hold parents back from talking freely. How...
posted: Sep 3, 2009  |  views: 3419  |  comments: 0
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Show & Tell Show & Tell
My five-year-old son was introduced to playing “show and tell” by his seven-year-old cousin. Since then, he has been introducing this concept to a number of his friends while on playdates. We have tried to gently red...
posted: Jun 1, 2009  |  views: 5275  |  comments: 0
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Helping a Young, Advanced Reader Helping a Young, Advanced Reader
Many people think it odd that I talk so much about helping advanced readers—I am a lucky parent, they say, to have a young, advanced reader. In many ways, I agree. My son is eight and is an advanced reader. He devou...
posted: May 1, 2009  |  views: 7606  |  comments: 0
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Growing Patience Growing Patience
Cell phones, text messaging, bank machines, digital cameras, even many foods these days all cut down on the time we wait for things. Instant communication, instant photos, instant money, instant noodles, rice, soup—our...
posted: May 1, 2009  |  views: 7019  |  comments: 0
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