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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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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: 100  |  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: 97  |  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: 201  |  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: 227  |  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: 398  |  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: 203  |  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: 311  |  comments: 0
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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: 446  |  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: 425  |  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: 491  |  comments: 0
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