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Improv Games & Social Skills for Parents and Teachers by Tiamarie Harrison and Maja Watkins

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10 Ways to Parent Without Screwing Up Your Kid by Nick Seneca Jankel

Smelly diapers, sleepless nights, helping with homework, tackling meltdowns, wiping Nutella off every surface and giving cuddles whenever requested are just some of the joys of parenting. It’s possibly the greatest catalyst for personal growth that money cannot buy. It easy to want to tear your hair out and yell at your kids for their messy rooms when they are arguing over the iPad, but it can be avoided. With two kids under the age of five, I developed 12 golden rules for keeping peace in our home and love in our hearts.

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The Heart of the Matter by Sandra Fay Hoover

G rowing up in Birchwood Forest was not easy and Feely didn’t always believe in Love. He felt no one listened to him and his family called him a pest. Well, I know exactly how Feely feels. I’ve felt that way too. And yes, he may be a bug but young Feely was not a [...]

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How to Nurture Creativity in Our Children (and Ourselves) by Barnet Bain

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BOOK EXCERPT: Mothering Our Boys by Maggie Dent – A Guide for Mums of Sons

Boys are not tough, especially little ones One of the most significant stereotypes that needs to be challenged is that little boys are in some way stronger and tougher than little girls. We need to also challenge the stereotype that says that little boys need to start practising how to be tough and how to [...]

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THE IP INTERVIEW – Why the Last 20 Minutes of the Day Matter with Andrew Newman

Judy Julin meets Andrew Newman, author, lecturer, and founder of the Conscious Bedtime Story Club to talk about why the last 20 minutes of your child's day matters. Judy Julin: How did travelling the country begin with becoming a children’s book author? Andrew Newman: I could say I fell into it as almost an accident [...]

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What Happens When You Don’t Have All The Answers? by Jolette Jai

It was the end of a perfect afternoon.  My five-year-old son and I had just spent the day hiking in nature, eating picnics, riding scooters, and now we were back at home drawing. He wanted to draw the entire alphabet, from A to Z.  So he does, concentrating hard on each letter as he forms [...]

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How to Find the Perfect Nanny by Nicola Magrath

Whether you're first time parents or seasoned nanny employers, finding the perfect nanny for your family can be extremely time consuming and often times challenging leaving parents fatigued and settling on someone who “seems good enough.” We are going to share a list of 10 questions to ask yourself and answer before beginning any nanny [...]

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Lessons from a Preschooler by Dr. Allan Hunter

One day I had a bad cold and couldn’t babysit. So I called up my daughter to tell her. Little Ellie (just 3) immediately said, “Let’s take grampy some soup to make him well!” Zoe (almost 5) immediately wondered how they could get soup to me without spilling it. There’s a little of Zoe and [...]

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PREVIEW: BOOK EXCERPT: Dissolving Toxic Masculinity – 9 Lessons for Raising Boys to be Empathetic, Compassionate Men by Thomas Haller

RECLAIMING YOUR ROLE AS SEX EDUCATOR Overcoming Obstacles that Prevent Parents from Talking to Their Kids About Sex Rochelle walked into the room to find the contents of her purse dumped on the floor. Her three year old son held up a tampon and asked, “Mommy what’s this?” Veronica and Tim are uninhibited about nudity. [...]

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BOOK EXCERPT: Dissolving Toxic Masculinity – 9 Lessons for Raising Boys to be Empathetic, Compassionate Men by Thomas Haller

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How Energy Transfers to our Children by Sue DeCaro

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PREVIEW: How Energy Transfers to our Children by Sue DeCaro

All the energy that we, as parents, bring to every situation and experience is energy that they often absorb. What kind of energy do we want our children to absorb from us? As our children are growing and learning, our response to them is crucial. Reflecting on my own experiences, I can remember when my [...]

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BOOK EXCERPT: Now You See the Sky by Catharine H. Murray

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PREVIEW: How to Nurture Creativity in Our Children (and Ourselves) by Barnet Bain

Did you know that 98% of three-year-olds tested at brainstorming ideas, register as ‘creative geniuses?’ By age 25, that number is 2%. It’s depressing, but true. By the time a child is ten years old, he or she has an imagination structured by tens of thousands of messages and inputs, all reinforcing the lie that [...]

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PREVIEW: Book Excerpt Now You See the Sky by Catharine H. Murray

Now You See the Sky is a memoir about love, motherhood, and loss. When Catharine H. Murray travels to a small town on the banks of the Mekong River to work at a refugee camp, she falls in love and marries a local man with whom she has three sons. When their middle son is [...]

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PREVIEW: Two Peas in a Pot: 8 Kid-Friendly Activities for the Fall and Winter Garden Season by April Tucker

The end of summer typically marks the beginning of school for kids and sliding into fall harvests.  The slower pace of the fall and winter gardening season provides time to take a breath, take inventory, and take advantage of downtime to organize seeds, clean gardening tools for storage, and prep space for winter and spring [...]

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Two Peas in a Pot: 8 Kid-Friendly Activities for the Fall and Winter Garden Season by April Tucker

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PREVIEW: The Under-Acknowledged Role of Parental Relationships by Dr. Allan Hunter

Parenting has many aspects to it and no one ever gets it right all the time. Yet there is one aspect that gets overlooked that is the key to the whole thing. And that is: how the parent deals with other adults, especially the spouse (if there is one). Your attitude is the vital component. [...]

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The Under-Acknowledged Role of Parental Relationships by Dr. Allan Hunter

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