Family fun activities for all children, including those with special needs.

My youngest child, son Stuart, feeding the deer in the Bowmanville Zoo in Ontario.
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Spread the love…            If you have a child with special needs, you encounter the same joys as every other parent, but your challenges may be a little different.   Do you ever wish you could tell your fellow parent friends how easy they have it, with seemingly countless activities to go to with their child? …


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Teens driving siblings: What every parent should know.

Teens driving siblings: What every parent should know.
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Spread the love…            If you have multiple kids and one of them has a driver’s license, there’s a good chance they’ll be interested in riding to school together.   This situation involves some complex issues, but if done right, having an older sibling drive younger siblings to and from school can be a perfect deal …


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Preparing your teen for a summer of safe driving.

Preparing your teen for a summer of safe driving.
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Spread the love…            With school out for the summer, many teen drivers have more independence than ever before.   While having a teen driver in the family can be helpful with running errands, taking younger siblings to and from activities, and freeing up a parent’s schedule, the young and less experienced driver is more likely …


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How to help your kids deal with an auto accident.

How to help your kids deal with an auto accident.
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Spread the love…            Ever been involved in a fender-bender or car accident?   Accidents are never fun to deal with and can cause physical and emotional trauma to all involved. Driving safety is something every new driver must learn when taking driver’s ed.   Teens can have a difficult time coping with a car accident, …


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The right path: Youth volunteering and community involvement.

Youth volunteering and community involvement.
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Spread the love…            When creating a resume for future jobs or preparing for a college application, young people are often encouraged to get involved in extracurricular activities and consider youth volunteering and community involvement.   While volunteering is a great way to “stand out” from others, it is also good for one’s physical and mental health. Volunteering …


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Is your teen ready to drive solo?

teen driving
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Spread the love…            When you think back to your days of driving as a teenager, it’s a wonder your parents ever handed over the keys.   A typical Saturday night may have gone like this: During sweltering heat of a summer night, maybe you would pack up the car with your friends (perhaps one too …


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Implementing a curfew: One of only a few tools to control our teens.

Implementing a curfew.
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Spread the love…            In this digital age, it’s too easy to rely on hidden methods attached to cell phone use to monitor our kids.   On the surface, this may seem great, but consider that the old methods such as implementing a curfew were top of mind to teens, and they had to keep track …


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Find your strength as a newly single parent.

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Spread the love…            The moment you become a single parent, you face colossal problems. No matter what caused you to become single, the odds you face are significant and painful.   You are a parent.  You are alone.   Now is the time to find your strength as a newly single parent.   Newly single …


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