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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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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: 92  |  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: 105  |  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: 83  |  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: 276  |  comments: 0
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Keeping Gramma Company Keeping Gramma Company
Freshly home from hospital following day surgery, I am nestled in bed surrounded by pillows and tissues and cups of tea, and just dozing off when the doorbell rings. “Hallooooo…????” It is my daughter, dropping ...
posted: Jul 17, 2018  |  views: 283  |  comments: 0
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The Little Things The Little Things
Years ago, when my daughters were on the edge of adolescence, a neglected item of clothing allowed me a moment of time travel. In a burst of spring cleaning, I found one of my old jackets wedged deep in the back of a clo...
posted: Jul 17, 2018  |  views: 272  |  comments: 0
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Practice Gratitude Practice Gratitude
When I was small, my grandmother’s garden was a wondrous place. It had a mystical forest, an imposing fort, magic pathways sparkling with fairy dust and giant, fragrant, colourful roses with blooms the size of my head....
posted: May 29, 2018  |  views: 533  |  comments: 0
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World Oceans Month World Oceans Month
As I sit down to write, my social media news feeds are flooded with Earth Day celebrations and suggestions for making the Earth a healthier and more sustainable planet. Acknowledging Earth with its own special day has be...
posted: May 29, 2018  |  views: 526  |  comments: 0
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7 Essential Tips for Camping Season 7 Essential Tips for Camping Season
The first time we went camping with our daughter she was 15 months old and I brought her high chair that straps to a chair, but we used it on the ground. I remember she scooped up a lot of dirt and sticks with her food. ...
posted: May 29, 2018  |  views: 509  |  comments: 0
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A Lesson in Choices A Lesson in Choices
And there we stood for what seemed like an hour. He was 13 and not much of a talker. I was 37, a recent single mom to his cousins and not at all prepared for what was about to happen. I had known him all his life. He ...
posted: May 9, 2018  |  views: 683  |  comments: 0
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