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BC Parent Spring 2017

Spring Issue 2017

Click here to read now! Spring is in the air, and we’re so relieved to have some sun and say good-bye to snow. With Spring also comes time for a fresh start and time to plan 2017. In this issue, we’ve highlighted a couple of changes that may be critical to your child, both in…

Montessori

Montessori then and now: still ahead the curve in education

Our ever-changing world impacts us in many ways; even in the way, our kids are taught at schools. In recent years, the BC government has been rolling out changes to the education curriculum, which has meant big differences to the way our children are taught in schools. There are several key changes that the BC…

Electronic

How to balance electronics and nature?

So many parents today complain that their kids are always inside and plugged into their electronics, and never play outside with their friends like we used to when we were growing up. They are worried their young children are addicted to their Ipad and cell phone and wonder what to do. They have every right…

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From Fridge to Wall – cherishing your child’s art

Transforming your child’s cherished art pieces Cherishing your children’s art is a parent’s duty, but sometimes there is too much to put on the fridge and your house is overcome by pieces from your aspiring artist. How do you encourage your child and ensure that original pieces aren’t damaged along the way? How do you…

children cooking and practicing life skills

Importance of sewing and cooking skills

To a busy parent rushing to put a weekday meal on the table or trying to find a few, free minutes to sew a button on their child’s shirt, the prospect of teaching their kids life skills such as sewing or cooking may seem an impossible task. Experts advise starting slowly with simple, easy, fun…

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The power of childhood volunteering

Ever since I can remember, my family has put a significant focus on charity and giving. My brothers and I were taught at a very young age to look at the world around us and help those in need. I come from a family of philanthropists, big and small. This upbringing has set me on…

child sits with mother for brain training

Training Your Child’s Brain

In many ways, parents are the coaches of a young child’s Brain Fitness Regimen! Like professional coaches, it is important for parents to employ physical exercises and activity which encourages and stimulates both sides of the brain. Movement and visual exercises, which cross the mid-line of the brain and systematically work both left and right hemispheres, are very important to promoting the development of…

Boy playing in leaves. Education Issue. Cover of BC Parent Magazine October Issue 2016

Our latest issue – Education 2016

As fall rolls in and the weather changes from bright, sunny days to gloomy, shorter days, our focus also changes from outdoor activities to the education of our children. The first official feedback is coming from schools soon, and you may now be aware of some potential problems/struggles your child is facing. In this issue, we’ve pulled together some…

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HOMEWORK TIPS FOR PARENTS

We know that homework can often be a challenge for students; particularly if they feel confused or have a history of a lack of success. At Fraser Academy, we ask that you support your child to do their own work, but not do it for them. Supporting Your Child with Homework What does this homework environment…

Father showing daughter technology and internet

Teach Children to Stay Safe on the Internet

Back to School Means Back Online: How to Teach Children to Stay Safe on the Internet NordVPN gives advice on keeping children safe online Going back to school is an exciting time of the year, but it also means children will be using Internet on a regular basis in school and at home to do…