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As we find ourselves and our children/students adapting to a new version of what school looks like, whether it's 'online learning' or 'in building learning', we may all be experiencing challenging circumstances which can trigger some tough emotions like: anger, sadness, frustration, anxious or disappointment. Is...

There has been so much for us to think about in the past few weeks and months. So much is changing and will continue to change. Through all the changes, we want the best for our children and students. We want them to act in a way that will promote respect, kindness...

A Sticky Scenario I have helpful suggestions to implement in your day-to-day, but let’s start with some inner reflection before we get there. Read the following two scenarios and let me know what you think. Scenario # 1: Your child/student asks, “Are you okay?” and...

“Common sense is sound practical judgment concerning everyday matters, or a basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge that is shared by nearly all people.” Let’s dive into this definition...

The new school year is full of excitement and challenges. Young people may worry about fitting in, liking their teachers and not being in the same class as their friends.  As parents/guardians we have lots to consider – making lunches, homework, extra-curricular activities, after school care...

As parents and educators we encourage children to keep going, put in the effort, stay determined - all great words of advice.   We feel happy and proud when children want to try new activities, new skills and new ways of doing things. However,...

I speak to a lot of parents and I often hear them say, ‘I don’t understand why my child behaves the way they do.’ Parents are looking for strategies that will help bring some control back into their home. Recently a parent shared her frustration about...

Recently I arranged for a family Christmas photo shoot for myself, my husband George and my son Kai. I wanted it to be perfect - you know - the colour coordinated family photo with all of us dressed in our ‘Sunday best’. Thirty minutes before our...

Communities thrive when people work together for the greater good of the whole. Children learn skills such as responsibility, teamwork and collaboration through the opportunities they have to interact within their community. While it takes a community to educate a child, the role the parent plays...

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