The generation gap: Bringing your kids and your parents together.

The generation gap: Bringing your kids and your parents together.

  Your parents are an important part of your life, and thus, an important part of your children’s’ life. Helping the two connect and eliminating the generation gap is a critical role you play because you, as a parent, are what the two generations have in common.   There are some guidelines you should follow…

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Keep your mind young and active as you age.

Keep your mind young and active as you age

  It’s always a challenge to keep your mind ticking away as you get older. After all, you might be looking at retirement and doing less work.   In fact, you might have been bringing up a family for the last two decades, and you’ve been enjoying some peaceful, ‘ME’ time.   It’s highly recommended,…

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Getting your body back into competitive shape.

Getting your body back into competitive shape.

Days and weeks of intense physical activity can take their toll on your body.   No matter how much you stretch and warm up, you still put strain your muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons. After so many weeks and months of exercise like jumping, running, and flipping, your body may reach a breaking point.   Getting…

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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 with their child?   Although…

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Moving schools: Paving the way for your kids.

Moving schools: Paving the way for your kids.

  It was halfway through Christmas vacation when my 6 year old daughter broke down crying just before bedtime. She had transferred schools only a month before, in the middle of the semester.   At her previous school she was well liked, and enjoyed school. Her new school was year round, and only one person had befriended…

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Things your kids will remember when they’ve left the nest.

Things your kids will remember when leaving the nest.

  If you were to take a few moments and look back at your life as a child at home with your folks, what are some of the things you remember most? What are the things your kids will remember when leaving the nest?   Do you remember your mom telling you to sit up…

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10 volunteering ideas to help your community this holiday season.

Volunteer in your community.

  Heading into the thick of the holiday season with the madness of Black Friday on top of us, you may have your sights set on giving back to those around you rather than getting caught up in the frenzy of super-saver early-bird specials.   Don’t worry: You aren’t alone in being totally turned off…

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How to get accepted into a great college.

How to get accepted into a great college.

  The ability to get into a great college and obtain a valued edication is very important in the very competitive world that exists today.   Employers want to hire people who have a high level of education. This means that you need to do everything possible to put yourself ahead of the competition and…

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