Tag Archives: preschooler

New to Canada? How to embrace winter!

When my parents told me we were moving to Canada, I remember being so excited to see snow for the first time. I couldn’t wait to make a snowman like the ones I had seen in the movies. You can … Continue reading

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Why you need to stop rushing your preschooler

Do you feel like you’re always in a hurry, rushing your kids around? Have you ever stopped and wondered how this affects your child? I was recently walking through a park, when I noticed a grandmother with her young granddaughter. … Continue reading

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Books and beyond: Raising readers

Do you remember your first library card?  I do.  I was so excited to have my very own piece of ID – something I didn’t have to share with my brothers or sister. I used it religiously.  That card opened … Continue reading

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The Master Negotiator: My three year old

When my daughter was three she became a master negotiator. I was back to work after maternity leave with my son, struggling to adjust to the new routine. I was exhausted and missed my kids. When it was “Mommy’s turn” … Continue reading

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What you need to know before you switch to a booster seat!

We all want our children to be safe when traveling in the car.  And rightly so – motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death and injury in young children.   But let’s face it, navigating the world … Continue reading

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A Bed and Bath Connection

With three children under the age of five, our pre-bed routine is busy to say the least.  It always seems like a mad and noisy dash to get everyone washed, dressed and cuddled. To me it feels like I’m living the … Continue reading

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“You hurt my feelings!!!” – Helping kids manage big emotions

Several years ago now, I was like most parents in the thick of parenting young children: sleep deprived, exhausted, focused on completing the daily tasks and frequently feeling overwhelmed.  During those years I was just in survival mode most of the … Continue reading

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