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Disobedience? No. It’s TEMPERAMENT, yo!

“I don’t like hockey.” Four small words that could make a Canadian parent cry. Today I want to tell you about how my family’s ice hockey experience taught me a valuable lesson about parenting. Our hockey journey brought to life … Continue reading

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Safety First: Hockey Canada bans hitting in peewee hockey

I just posted Prevent Concussions and Take Care of that Awesome Brain yesterday as we enter Safe kids’ week. And now I’ve just learned of the big news that Hockey Canada has banned hitting in the peewee division starting this upcoming season. … Continue reading

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Prevent Concussions and Take Care of that Awesome Brain!

It’s Safe Kids Week and this year’s focus is on concussions in children.  There has been some much needed attention to brain injuries recently because of Sydney Crosby’s concussions. I’m glad to see that he has recovered, but not without many struggles. His … Continue reading

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Helmets and concussion in sports…what’s the big deal?

I was a figure skater for many years and bumped my head more than once.  When my grandfather taught me to skate on the backyard rink I didn’t wear a helmet.  However, when my son learned on the backyard rink … Continue reading

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Have you ever seen a hockey player without a mouthguard?

Everyone has heard of Sydney Crosby and is aware of his recent down time due to concussions. Good thing he wears a mouthguard otherwise, what other injuries might he have had so far?! Of all the body parts, the mouth area … Continue reading

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