Category Archives: Reviews

New to the Library: Talking about Teenage Girls

Teenage years are a time of growth, new found independence, and stress for both teens and parents alike. The new books at the FCO library can help you and your family navigate through the teen years and support you in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Parenting Through the Storm by Ann Douglas

It’s no surprise that parenting is difficult. However, raising a child who has been diagnosed with a mental illness involves many additional struggles and worries. Ann Douglas’ new book, Parenting Through the Storm: How to Handle the Highs, the Lows, … Continue reading

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New Books @ the FCO Library

New books have arrived! We are pleased to announce that we have added many new books to our collection. These new additions cover a broad range of family-related topics including caregiving, parenting, understanding the teenage brain, balancing work and family, children’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mindful Parent Happy Child

It’s pretty much a no-brainer that parents are busy people, and this is especially true for student parents, who, on top of packing lunches and driving to soccer practice, also have to find the time to write essays and study … Continue reading

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Book Review: I AM. Magical Me!

I AM. Magical ME! is a fun introduction to the topic of mindfulness and self-awareness for children. Author Sarah Kraftchuk advocates for adults and children alike to recognize and accept all of their emotions, including those that make us uncomfortable. … Continue reading

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Organized (Educationally Speaking)

By Malinda Gray, Family Care Office UTM Outreach and Communications Coordinator As a parent of three children under 10 I don’t have a lot of opportunities where I can say I’m organized.  I’ve succumbed to the fact that they will … Continue reading

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Book Review: Living Outside The Box By Barbara Brock

Written by: Thomas Garside, Family Care Office Librarian For the overworked and those under strain, Barbara Brock has written Living Outside the Box: TV-Free Families Share Their Secrets. This book intertwines external research, evidence from a survey done by Brock, … Continue reading

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Planting Seeds

By Thomas Garside, FCO Library Coordinator Some books are based on research; others come from personal introspection. Planting Seeds, by Buddhist monk and scholar Thich Nhat Hanh, is based on the author’s experiences with the children of Plum Village Community, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Toddlers and Preschoolers by Helen Garabedian

by Carla Murphy Yoga took North America by storm in the 1960s, when an interest in Eastern religion swept the continent. An appreciation for the physical and spiritual benefits of yoga has remained from that era, and its popularity increases … Continue reading

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Stress Management Workshop Review

Blog By Zeke Rothschild-Checroune A few weeks ago, the Family Care Office (FCO) hosted a workshop focused on Stress Management. Did you know that attending workshops hosted by the FCO count towards credits for the new U of T Co-Curricular … Continue reading

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