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.

  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 […]

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Famous dogs we wish we owned.

Famous dogs we wish we owned.

The small screen and the silver screen have been home to some of the most adorable and impressive dogs in history.   Dogs that can bark in multiple languages; dogs that became world champions in professional wrestling; and dogs who are better basketball players than the majority of the populace, […]

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How to encourage communication between family generations.

How to encourage communication between family members.

  Many well-intentioned adults have experienced a dead-end conversation with their children or grandchildren that begins with “how is school?” and ends with “good.”   Even for those who haven’t had this experience, engaging in conversation with younger members of your family can be daunting.   Is it even possible? […]

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