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By Andrea Howick                        www.whereparentstalk.com Earlier this month, I had the honour of attending an event organized by a dynamo of a woman. Caroline Codsi has a full plate at her day job in career management. On top of that she finds time to sit on charity boards and mentor youn...

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By Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com There are some stories that irk the soul so deeply that they demand an outcry.  This is one of them, if ever there was. While there are plenty of creative people out there who try and succeed in manipulating the unemployment insurance system (for f...

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By Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com My daily struggle as a parent is trying to figure out if what I'm asking my children is something they can understand for their respective ages. Is my request age-appropriate? Is a 12-year-old ready to handle the responsibility of using a cell phon...

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by Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com So unique and so precious. A gift that is so difficult to describe to those who don't have it. It is impossible to explain weaving (safely!) through traffic to get to hockey practice on time, hurdling over grocery shoppers to get the cupcake essen...

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By Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com It is now official. The disclaimer is now not just relegated to G movies and above, various cartoons, the first 6 minutes of most newscasts, the last 2 minutes of most sportscasts, billboards, the internet, and other things I'm sure I've forgotten. ...

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Girls face many changes and challenges between ages 10-12, experiencing heartbreaks, their first period, treatment from mean girls, humiliation from the other sex, and numerous other hardships that will take away from present happiness and positive growth. While this time in a tween girl’s life i...

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Whatever did you do with your time before you had a baby? Oh yeah. You spent time with friends. But now you’re a parent and life is consumed by dirty diapers, day care and naps. All the people in your life before a baby may still be in the picture, but in a different (that is, limited) capacity. T...

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by Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com Living in a country where everything is so plentiful, it's tough to drill home the conservation message, when the waste is everywhere. But kids learn and observe just when you least expect it. Sometimes teaching them to be eco-friendly comes through...

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Early experiences matter. That’s why getting your children involved in environmentally friendly activities and laying the foundation for sustainable behaviour that will last a lifetime is important to do as early as possible. With Earth Day just around the corner on April 22, local communities ac...

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by Andrea Howick                        Where Parents Talk I am serious. Some days all three of them come home, take off their shoes and each one of them has at least one sock with a ...