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Private School
Why parents choose private school

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features parents look for when they turn to the private system include a specific educational approach, such as Montessori or Waldorf; a particular religious or cultural setting; a strong academic setting or a program for children who are gifted; the ability to accommodate special needs; the flexibility to accommodate special scheduling required by art, music or sports training.

virtual music
Virtual Music Opportunities to Keep Your Child Learning

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Music education has numerous benefits for students, including establishing stronger social skills, increased confidence, and improved academics due to involved brain function. With all of these benefits and more stemming from music, there is no doubt that you should include music education within your child’s online studies. Here are some easy ways to be sure to keep music education incorporated in virtual learning.

cybersecure
5 Tips to Ensure Your Kids Stay Cybersecure

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The pandemic has many children spending more time online than they may have ever before.Of course, that also brings it with a series of safety concerns and challenges. Many young children are not fully aware of the cybercriminals that lurk around the World Wide Web. Although you may think you recognize these bad actors and their attempts to separate you from your money or personal information, these attempts may not be so obvious to your children

Majik Kids
BC Parent Profile: Bradley T. Morris - bringing us magic with Majik Kids

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Here is a little about a BC Parent who brings magic wherever he goes. Bradley T. Morris, based on Salt Spring Island, is the Founder, Creative Director, Executive Producer, Voice Actor & Author at MajikKids.com and MajikMedia.com. MAJIK KIDS: Magical Stories for Magical Kids.  Offers six magical audio stories and illustrated books that are now live (on their website, Youtube, Spotify, iTunes & all the other listening places)

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8 Financial Resolutions for Parents (and Those Who Want to Be)

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Providing for a family is stressful. Minimizing debt, creating a budget and saving for post-secondary education ASAP are strategies that can help.

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Pandemic Parenting: What Happens If We Can’t Agree On Whether Or Not To Vaccinate Our Child?

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced parents to make a number of challenging decisions, and most recently, the predicament as to whether or not they should vaccinate their child. These decisions become more difficult still when it comes to parents who share the duties and responsibilities of raising their child though they are separated or divorced, and no longer live together.

homeschooling
5 great ways to get through homeschooling again!

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We've been asked to start homeschooling again. It is short-term and hopefully only until January 10th. Here are 5 ways to help get through this chaos.

astronomy
Astronomy: Tips for Exploring the Wonders of Outer Space from Home

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Outer space has always sparked a sense of wonder and fascination in the human mind. If you and your child are interested in learning more about astronomy, it’s a great time to do some exploring together from home. Whether you go outside and look up at the stars to identify constellations or explore the planets through a telescope, it’s inspiring to learn more about our universe. This guide will show you some fun ways to teach your kids about astronomy, how to do some stargazing, identify planets, and more.

healthier
4 Tried and Tested: Tips From a Do-It-All Mom to Get Moving and Live Healthier

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The impact of this past year has been different for everyone. But there are common threads among many of us: we felt more stressed, more anxious and we became more sedentary. A study released in April 2021, found that Canadian adults who were struggling with stress and anxiety related to the pandemic were less likely to engage in physical activity

stress
Stress Is a Feminist Issue

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Excerpted from When Women Rise: Everyday Practices to Strengthen Your Mind, Body, and Soul by Dr. Michele Kambolis

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas!!!

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Being a parent, I'm sure your day started hours ago. But, if it hasn't started or isn't over yet, here is a plan to keep you on track. Merry Christmas!

Mom and Dad
5 Exciting Gifts for Mom and Dad

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With all the focus on buying gifts for the kids, I find Mom and Dad sometimes get neglected. Here are a few useful, but meaningful gifts to make them feel special this year that goes beyond socks and underwear!

Confidence
Build Extraordinary Confidence at Tri-Cities Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

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As parents, we all want what’s best for our children. We want them to be thoughtful, kind, confident, compassionate people, and we do all we can to teach them these skills. What if there was another way to help your child build character, learn new skills, and increase their strength and confidence?
Tri-Cities Gracie Jiu-Jitsu owners Ray Lee and Bethany MacGillivray and their team of instructors have that magic touch to help your child develop all these qualities while having fun and being active in their Gracie Bullyproof program.

sleep
4 Tips To Save Your Child's Sleep and Your Sanity Over the Holidays

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Here are 4 tips, whether you have sleep trained or not, to help you keep your sanity and your little one rested on your journey and once you arrive.

edgewood
Kids & Company Launches Canada’s First Child Care Facility for Women Recovering From Addiction With Edgewood Treatment Centre

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e-sponsored child care in Canada, has launched the first child care partnership for women engaging in recovery at EHN Canada’s Edgewood Treatment Centre, a mental health and addiction treatment facility in Nanaimo, B.C

maternity
Canada’s First Maternity Leave Program Invests in Mothers

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If my first maternity leave challenged me, my second maternity leave rocked me to the core.

canvas
Canvas - a creative gift

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more special than a lovely photo of the family or a canvas print of a piece of your child's art that will stand the test of time?

holidays
Holidays At Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon

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ays are a special time of year and all families have just one wish: to cozy up and spend quality time with their loved ones. Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon (RMH BC) ensures that families who are far from home can celebrate together and enjoy the festivities of the season, even while they are going through the most difficult of times as their child receives life-saving medical treatment.

Road Trip
3 snowboards, 2 skis, and 1 excited family! Road Trip - YAY!

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It feels like it’s been forever since we went on a trip of some kind....

gifts
5 Fabulous Gifts for Children!

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Have you completed all your shopping? Have you figured out the Toddlers? I find they're easier to sort out. The trickier ones are the older ones. What gifts have you bought so far? As always there is one child that you haven't quite figured out yet. At least that's my situation. Here are some ideas to consider.

Fabulous Toy Drive Donations
Fabulous Toy Drive Donations

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Today was a great day! I got to donate 3 boxes of toys to Vancouver Firefighter Charities' annual Toy Drive. It has been said that giving can actually make you happier than receiving and I would agree. It is such a joy donating and knowing that you will be making someone else happy. Your gift or donation will make someone else's day better. If you don't have something tangible to give, giving your time and volunteering can be just as im

Toddlers
4 Great Gifts for Toddlers!

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straightforward. They are happy with most things, but as a parent, you want to get them something that will keep them happy for more than 5 minutes and won't end up in the garbage or clutter after a week.

Exciting Winter Camps and Classes
Exciting Winter Camps and Classes

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Have you started thinking about what activities they will join in the new year? Camps and extracurricular activities are a fantastic opportunity for children to learn things they wouldn't learn in a school environment.

RC Car
11 Fun RC Activities For the Whole Family

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locked to radio-control hobbies as a safe, fun way to get outdoors. And the hobby never needs to feel stale. Keep reading to learn about outside-the-box activities to help keep the RC spark alive for people of all ages

miscarriage
A Newborn Photographer’s Heartbreaking Miscarriage Story

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As a newborn photographer who works with many rainbow babies, while I share dreamy photos...

Rainy day
15 Fun Rainy Day Outdoor Activities

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The rain continues and will do for a while. There are numerous severe weather warnings...

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