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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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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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