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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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No Words No Words
There comes a point in a child’s life when his fears of monsters and scary dreams turn into fears that reflect the reality of the world. It can come as a great shock to a child to realize that there is such a thing as ...
posted: Jan 29, 2018  |  views: 707  |  comments: 0
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Books to Help Children Cope with Grief Books to Help Children Cope with Grief
A tragedy like the deaths of young Chloe and Aubrey Berry in Oak Bay reverberates into the community, deeply affecting us all. Parents working through their own complex emotions, may struggle to find the words to speak w...
posted: Jan 29, 2018  |  views: 554  |  comments: 0
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Talking to Children About Tragedy & Death Talking to Children About Tragedy & Death
The tragic loss of Chloe and Aubrey Berry over the holidays impacted our entire community. While the effects were more acute for those who knew the girls directly, the ripple effect of such a tragedy reaches far and wide...
posted: Jan 29, 2018  |  views: 595  |  comments: 0
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Is Romantic Love Going Extinct? Is Romantic Love Going Extinct?
About 10 years ago I made a documentary for W Network called Mr. Right is Stuck in Traffic. It asked the question: “Can romantic comedy movies and chick lit books sabotage your love life?” Back then there was an i...
posted: Jan 29, 2018  |  views: 678  |  comments: 0
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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: 606  |  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: 592  |  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: 577  |  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: 750  |  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: 819  |  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: 834  |  comments: 0
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