Monthly Archives: December 2010

Holiday Crafts for Small Kids

Last week, as part of our Students with Family Responsibilities series, we got together for a great time of learning and making holiday crafts for small children. Having a few kids there made for a great time! For those of … Continue reading

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Let The Battle Begin

Do your children constantly battle it out with siblings or classmates? Parents Canada has a great article that addresses ways of teaching your child how to get along with others. Check it out here. Tweet!

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Build your own house!

One of my favourite parts of the Holiday season is the abundance of yummy food and fun projects. Building a gingerbread house can be an excellent project to share with the whole family, whether you choose to bake from scratch … Continue reading

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Natural Finger Paints

At one of our workshops for Students with Family Responsibilities (they’re great, you should come!), a mother asked me about eco-friendly finger paints. As I told her, why look to buy when you can make them so easily! Here’s a … Continue reading

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Family Holiday Traditions

The snow is on the ground, the lights have gone up on houses, and holiday music plays in the mall – the holidays are here! As a family, this can mean a time to come together and continue or start … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

Elder Care Workshop: Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease Date: Wednesday, December 15 Time: 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Dads Talking: Parenting, Relationships and Everything In Between Date: Thursday, January 13 Time: 12:00 to 1:30pm Cooking on a Budget Workshop for Students Date: Wednesday, … Continue reading

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The Creative Family

There’s something powerful about children’s imagination. One moment they can be playing quietly with a toy, the next they have transformed that toy into a magic wand and are turning tea cups into wishing wells and siblings into green frogs. … Continue reading

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Ice Skating Season Has Begun

Recalling the winter months of my childhood, I have fond memories of sledding, ice skating, building snow forts and drinking copious amounts of hot chocolate. Skating is definitely one of the more difficult winter activities, but with a little practice, … Continue reading

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Family Volunteering

Anytime of the year is ideal for volunteering, but around the Holidays the need always seems bigger. When I was a kid my parents taught me important lessons on giving back, especially during the time of year when all kids … Continue reading

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Picky eater or eating disorder?

An interesting article from The Globe And Mail on the eating habits of children. Click here. Tweet!

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