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How puppy classes prepared me for parenting

I always joke (tongue-in-cheek) that “everything I needed to know about parenting I learned at puppy class”.  That might sound a bit funny to you.  And I in no way want to imply that the complexity of caring for and … Continue reading

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Accept unsolicited parenting advice with a smile

It’s summer and as the sun starts to peak out from the clouds; you suddenly realize you forgot your baby’s sun hat.  Trying out your new baby wrap seemed like a wonderful idea until the sun appeared.  To appease your soaring guilt, … Continue reading

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Anxiety and kids: has this become the new norm?

As a parent are you worried about your child’s emotional well-being? Well you are not alone. Did you know that anxiety disorders are the number one mental health problem in children and youth? So let’s talk about anxiety. Has living … Continue reading

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Education Week and Mental Health Week: I see the connection

“We have to do this homework tonight – we are getting ready for EQAO testing!  Dad!  DAD!  This is SERIOUS!!”, bellowed my 8-year old daughter, who I will admit has a bit of a nervous and timid temperament; not exactly … Continue reading

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Becoming a grandparent

This is the first post in a four-part series about being a grandparent. As a young parent I was often confused about the conflicting parenting advice I received from family and friends… “Don’t pick the baby up every time she … Continue reading

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There are no princesses or maids living here…

Have you ever heard yourself repeating the following, “Come for dinner please?” “Clean your room!” “Stop hitting your sister.” “Behave!”  I know I have. What about: “Get me some milk!” “No!” or “I don’t want to.” These are some of … Continue reading

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