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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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Kindness Kindness
In late August an article began to show up in my Facebook feed, shared by many of my friends with school aged children: “As the school year begins, please talk to your children about disabilities.” Written by a speci...
posted: Oct 30, 2018  |  views: 42  |  comments: 0
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Winter Outings for the Whole Family Winter Outings for the Whole Family
Winter is here offering unique nature experiences unrivalled by any other time of year. Nothing compares to the quiet and peaceful atmosphere of winter, when plants and animals have buckled down to outlast the cold. It c...
posted: Oct 30, 2018  |  views: 45  |  comments: 0
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Rethinking Presentable: Getting yourself ready in the morning while supervising a toddler Rethinking Presentable: Getting yourself ready in the morning while supervising a toddler
Parenthood is full of surprises and revelations that often make me shake my head and smile wryly to myself, remembering my naiveté in the pre-parent days. In my life before kids, I used to take an hour to get ready i...
posted: Oct 30, 2018  |  views: 86  |  comments: 0
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How to Lessen Mealtime Stress...and prepare healthy meals How to Lessen Mealtime Stress...and prepare healthy meals
Do you experience meal-time stress? Does it feel like you are constantly running around trying to prepare everything for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, only to end up resorting to packaged meals more often than you’d li...
posted: Sep 24, 2018  |  views: 217  |  comments: 0
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Give Yourself a Break Give Yourself a Break
Why do we always beat ourselves up when we make mistakes? Are we afraid of judgment? Weighed down by the drive for perfection? Our inner voices seem to be so critical. I know mine is! When I am overwhelmed by my busy ...
posted: Sep 24, 2018  |  views: 207  |  comments: 0
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No More S\'mores No More S'mores
Camping was a central part of my family’s summers as I grew up in 1960s and 1970s England. My parents would load up the car with our big, blue, insanely heavy canvas tent, along with all our other camping paraphernalia...
posted: Sep 24, 2018  |  views: 298  |  comments: 0
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Freedom from Stuff Freedom from Stuff
Stuff. It’s everywhere: under the bed, in the closet, on the desks and at times even in my room. This is not just a “my kids” issue. When I look around, it appears to be a “more than not” kid issue. Why d...
posted: Aug 28, 2018  |  views: 323  |  comments: 0
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An Argument for No Homework: A middle school teacher\'s response to the question: \'Why doesn\'t my child have any homework?\' An Argument for No Homework: A middle school teacher's response to the question: 'Why doesn't my child have any homework?'
Imagine you hire a personal trainer to help you reach your fitness goals. You meet with him; he shows you the machines and talks through the exercises and movements he expects you to make. Perhaps he lets you try each ma...
posted: Aug 28, 2018  |  views: 337  |  comments: 0
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Must September Spell Chaos Must September Spell Chaos
As the lazy days of summer come to an end and we gear up for a busy September, I begin to wonder how much of this chaos is really necessary. Like many parents, I will once again be chauffeuring my children to soccer prac...
posted: Aug 28, 2018  |  views: 294  |  comments: 0
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Eye Rolls & Pontification: An old man\'s advice on communication Eye Rolls & Pontification: An old man's advice on communication
I spoke to a young mother recently who was bemoaning the fact that her daughter, now 12 years old, had made an early start into the eye-rolling teenage years, the ones that once prompted Mark Twain to write “When a chi...
posted: Jul 17, 2018  |  views: 498  |  comments: 0
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