Tag Archives: developmental assets

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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The greatest gift: Not found in stores

It’s the holiday season and if your house is anything like mine, the kids are making their lists and checking them twice. So, I have a very good idea of what my kids (think they) want. But what do they actually … Continue reading

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How to Grow an Astronaut – Chris Hadfield Style!

“Ground control to Major Tom”…I mean, Hadfield – you’ve really made the grade! Space has never really interested me too much. In fact, the use of astronauts as the unofficial benchmark for smarts and achievement (along with brain surgeons and … 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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“You’re amazing, just the way you are!”

“My child does this so well!”  “He is so clever, just the other day I watched him….!”  How many times have you said something similar about your little one to a friend? I wonder how many times we actually tell … Continue reading

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Rebellious Behaviour from an Adolescent with a Developmental Disability

“I don’t want to go to summer camp this year! I hate summer camp!  You can’t make me go!”  The frustrated and confused mother can’t understand why her 15-year old daughter is being so difficult.  She has gone every other year.  … Continue reading

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The morning of your very first day…

Starting high school is stressful for both parents and teens: below are ways to support your teen. Also read our blog written by a terrified parent’s point of view. “Take a deep breath and you walk through the doors, it’s … Continue reading

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