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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 Paper Route The Paper Route
A few weeks before his ninth birthday, my son informed me that he was ready for a job. A real job, for real pay, out in the real world. I explained that B.C.’s Ministry of Labour frowns on almost-nine-year-olds getting...
posted: Sep 26, 2017  |  views: 196  |  comments: 0
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From Hiatus... to Hired: A stay-at-home parent\'s guide to professional development From Hiatus... to Hired: A stay-at-home parent's guide to professional development
So, your first parental leave is over and you’ve decided not to go back to work. Or maybe you’re still on leave and considering becoming a stay-at-home-parent. Good for you! It’s an exciting moment. It’s also sca...
posted: Sep 26, 2017  |  views: 186  |  comments: 0
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The Stuff to Get You Through The Stuff to Get You Through
I can’t say enough about my lovely friends and family who have supported me—and at times carried me—through the separation process. Having a support network of compassionate humans is indispensible. At the same tim...
posted: Sep 26, 2017  |  views: 252  |  comments: 0
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Let Them Play Let Them Play
I won’t go so far as to say I was raised by wolves. Still, by the time I was eight years old I was painfully aware that my own parents, and the parents of most of my friends, did not conform to what television was t...
posted: Aug 31, 2017  |  views: 325  |  comments: 0
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Outside the Box: Small but meaningful baby shower gifts Outside the Box: Small but meaningful baby shower gifts
Are you attending a baby shower in the coming months? Now might be a good time to start thinking about potential gifts—for the parent(s) to be. Baby showers are notoriously baby-centred. That’s great. Babies are exit...
posted: Aug 31, 2017  |  views: 342  |  comments: 0
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Breaking Little Hearts Breaking Little Hearts
It was bathtime. My two kids were playing with toys in the tub when my six-year-old son stopped and looked me in the eye. “Why can’t you and Daddy be married anymore?” It’s a difficult question at any time....
posted: Aug 31, 2017  |  views: 1292  |  comments: 0
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Screen-Time Reset Screen-Time Reset
I never have enough time to fit in all of the pieces of each day, yet I inevitably find myself sitting on a little stool in my kitchen binging on my Instagram or Facebook feed every evening. What started as a way to cope...
posted: Aug 1, 2017  |  views: 545  |  comments: 0
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Camping Fun? Camping Fun?
When our children were young and money was tight, camping was our only affordable vacation option. While other families we knew jetted off to exotic destinations, went on cruises, or escaped to some tropical sandy beach,...
posted: Aug 1, 2017  |  views: 395  |  comments: 0
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Flying Without a Rock Flying Without a Rock
You let go and suddenly you’re flying through the air, uncertain how or where you’ll land. And apparently this is normal, and you’ll be okay, and it will all be better than you ever could have imagined before you k...
posted: Aug 1, 2017  |  views: 525  |  comments: 0
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Captivating Critters Captivating Critters
Never mind the scientific studies that show how interacting with animals can elevate a person’s levels of serotonin and dopamine, which can act as a natural relaxant. Or that the companionship of an animal can offer co...
posted: Aug 1, 2017  |  views: 355  |  comments: 0
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