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4 ways to inspire your teen to give back

When our sons were about 14 and 16, their lives revolved around friends, food, sports and girls. Pretty typical, right? They were kind, compassionate kids who had done some mandatory volunteering, but as their parents we wanted them to see … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from our youth about volunteering.

I think we can always learn from one another, especially from our youth. One important lesson we can learn from them is the art of giving back. Today’s youth are volunteering more than ever before and more than any other … Continue reading

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Hop on the walking school bus!

So a couple of days ago I was on Twitter for HaltonParents, y’know, minding my own business, when I stumbled upon this CTV News report, that asks “Are we DRIVING our kids to unhealthy habits?” The report says, “Fewer kids … Continue reading

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Reflections on innocence

My heart sank deep in my chest and my eyes immediately filled with tears just now as I learned from a radio report that the remains of Tim Bosma had been found in a rural area in southwestern Ontario. Details … Continue reading

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How am I ever going to tell my children I have Cancer?

I remember the day the surgeon definitively told me I had breast cancer like it was yesterday.  It was a beautiful sunny June morning.  The day was filled with excitement and anticipation.  My husband and I were leaving on a trip … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Halton Parents blog

Thanks for checking us out! Halton Region offers free support to all parents and families. From thinking about having a baby to parents of teens, we are here for you! From this blog you can expect to find weekly posts … Continue reading

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