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Imagine, if you will, that your child is having problems at school. You try a variety of tactics but eventually find yourself up against a wall. What is your next move? Why, to start your own school of course! Impossible? That’s exactly what the Ferguson family did. Read the Door is Open and discover the great lengths a family will go to find the right solution for their kids.

Learn about the unexpected consequences of over watering in Sensei Chris Taneda’s Watering Children.

No question, the Okanagan is a great place to live. In her article Family-Friendly Adventure in the Okanagan, Amie Gosselin helps us off the couch with her tips and ideas for getting the family outdoors and exploring this picturesque valley.

As parents go back to work the adjustment period can be very challenging for some children. Preparing for and Transitioning to Child Care will help make this time less stressful for the entire family.

“My child is having difficulties learning to read.” The answer? Dogs! Yup, I said dogs. Kids, Books and Dogs written by Kim Braeuer talks about PAWS to Read, a great program at the Mission library that uses man’s best friend to foster a love of reading in our children.

Life isn’t always easy. Some parents are faced with the daunting task of helping a child with addiction. It’s something none of us are prepared to deal with when it happens and you need to know that you are not alone. In our Continuing the Conversation article, discover what services are available to help you through this difficult time.

Another stressful life event is ending a marriage. It’s rarely easy for parents to navigate this turn of events and Sara Klemp’s Improving the Transition is a great read for those seeking good advice.

Kristen Thompson has been kind enough to let us publish three of her articles this year and my absolute favourite is Deciding to Try Baby Sign Language. What a fantastic way to communicate with your infant.

We all want our children to achieve greatness. One of the first steps can be teaching them the power of positivity. Cynthia Crossley has written a great article: 6 Tricks to Help Your Kids be Positive. Not only will her tricks create a more positive outlook in your children, you might be surprised by how they will impact you.


 

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