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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Moving schools: Paving the way for your kids.

Moving schools: Paving the way for your kids.
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Spread the love…            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 …


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

Things your kids will remember when leaving the nest.
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Spread the love…            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 …


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10 volunteering ideas to help your community this holiday season.

Volunteer in your community.
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Spread the love…            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 …


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How to get accepted into a great college.

How to get accepted into a great college.
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Spread the love…            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 …


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How to encourage communication between family generations.

How to encourage communication between family members.
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Spread the love…            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? Yes. The following …


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Is your sleep tracker sleeping on the job?

Is your sleep tracker sleeping on the job?
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Spread the love…            Nearly half of Americans have trouble getting good sleep, the National Sleep Foundation reports.   Are you part of the statistic?   In hopes of sleeping better, many people turn to sleep trackers or sleep cycle monitors. Many of these sleep cycle monitors are built right in to popular wearable fitness trackers, …


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Teach your kids to make the most out of life.

Teach kids to be successful at life.
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Spread the love…            As parents, we all want to help our kids achieve as much as possible in their lives.   There are many ways you can motivate and encourage them to make the most out of what they’ve been given. By doing so, they will be more likely to achieve their dreams.   So, here are …


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