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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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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: 73  |  comments: 0
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Make the Most of a Visit to the Museum Make the Most of a Visit to the Museum
The sun is not yet up as my three-year-old runs into my room. He hands me Little Bear and Marshall to give me the false hope that this morning he might actually fall back to asleep then climbs up into the bed and takes o...
posted: Jan 5, 2018  |  views: 141  |  comments: 0
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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Should I Stay or Should I Go?
When it comes to life’s big decisions—like whether or not to get married or have kids—there will always be at least one person in your life who has an opinion on whether or not you’re ready for it. Truth is, it...
posted: Jan 5, 2018  |  views: 150  |  comments: 0
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Holiday Happening Holiday Happening
Butchart Gardens presents the 30th annual Magic of Christmas from Dec 1-Jan 6, 2018 when the Gardens sparkle with tens of thousands of coloured lights and seasonal decorations. Miles of fresh evergreen swags and wreaths,...
posted: Nov 28, 2017  |  views: 284  |  comments: 0
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The Question of Santa Claus The Question of Santa Claus
During the holiday season, the question many parents grapple with in terms of their children is the question of Santa Claus—to believe or not to believe. This issue has baffled parents for generations. And it’s not a...
posted: Nov 28, 2017  |  views: 300  |  comments: 0
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So. Much. Fun So. Much. Fun
Yes, there are those who love the holiday season and enjoy going all out to make it as magical as possible. It truly makes them happy and they are passionate about knocking it out of the park each year. I am not one of t...
posted: Nov 28, 2017  |  views: 385  |  comments: 0
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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: 403  |  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: 572  |  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: 368  |  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: 478  |  comments: 0
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