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Becoming a Step-parent

Becoming a Step-parent

How do you become a step-parent? Slowly! Children who are used to having their mother or father all to themselves don’t take too kindly to someone else sharing their parent’s love and time. The situation becomes much worse if the adult tries to tell the children what to do. Anyone who gets involved with a person who has children must realize that he or she is taking on a family, not just an individual. We a...
posted: May 2, 2019  |  views: 9  |  comments: 0
Alone Time

Alone Time

In the beginning of Angus’s grade one year, we received a call from his teacher. One of his classmates had thrown a handful of gravel at him at recess; Angus was fine but his classmate had been sent home and would return the following day with an apology. The girl threw the gravel because she asked Angus to play with her and he refused. At that school, there was a rule: anyone who asked to play had to be invited...
posted: May 2, 2019  |  views: 16  |  comments: 0
A Naturalist\'s Guide to Family Hiking

A Naturalist's Guide to Family Hiking

Nature, family time and fresh air. Sounds pretty good, right? Hiking is a fantastic spring activity for the whole family. It is beneficial for physical and mental health, while also creating life-long memories and connections to the natural world. With spring comes warmer weather, wildflowers and deciduous leaves emerging. What an excellent time to get outdoors. Here are some tips to make the most of your family hike...
posted: May 2, 2019  |  views: 29  |  comments: 0
The Fun (& Philosophy) of Forest Schools

The Fun (& Philosophy) of Forest Schools

Imagine a teacher who inspires continuous wonder and curiosity. A teacher who challenges you to the edge of your physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual knowing, always present and always patient. Imagine a teacher who welcomes your insatiable curiosity and who gives you the space and time to make sense of the world around you. Imagine a teacher who instills all of these preschool skills all whi...
posted: May 2, 2019  |  views: 37  |  comments: 0
Kids Picks...or the Books I Can Recite in My Sleep

Kids Picks...or the Books I Can Recite in My Sleep

In the process of choosing a theme for the May Book Nook, I considered reviewing books that showcase the delightful relationships kids have with their mothers since Mother’s Day is on May 12. But then I thought to myself, my kids probably aren’t going to remember Mother’s Day exists unless I point it out with neon lights. So May really isn’t about me. And if your kids are anything like mine, it’s not about ...
posted: May 2, 2019  |  views: 30  |  comments: 0





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