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As we look high and low for consistent signs of spring, our three offspring are well-entrenched in summer sports activities, namely, baseball, softball, soccer and ball hockey.  They love it, we love them loving it.  It's all good.  Mercifully, our boys are on the same soccer and baseball teams an...

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 The more experiences I accumulate (code for: 'the older I get'!), the more this concept is evidenced to me.  The concept?  There are primarily two types of people in the world --- those who compete with others and those who compete with themselves.  There are many who exhibit bits of both, however,...
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In April of 2008, New York Sun columnist Lenore Skenazy let her then 9-year old son ride the subway home alone from Bloomingdales in Manhattan. She left him with a map, a Metrocard for the subway, $20 and some change to use a pay phone - remember those? not a cell phone, a PAY phone, in case he need...

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Caroline Maga, Wendy Glauser and Christl Dabu for OurKids.net, Canada's trusted source for camps and schools. Children may spend an entire year waiting until they can return to their favourite summer camp. Their parents, however, may spend the year saving up to make that return possible. ...

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Since day 1, I have been absolutely fascinated by this story!  It has all the stuff of a great book or fabulous movie --- adventure, mystery, drama, new learnings, fun, intrigue --- the list is long and varied. But none of these captured my interest with as much vigor as one central theme --- goa...

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Nighttime is often when homesickness happens. As worn-out campers snuggle into their sleeping bags, thoughts may turn to mom and dad and home— and for some, that can mean tears. While summer camp is all about fun new experiences, it's also about getting used to new people, meals, activities and ...

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Halloween can often be a scary time for parents who worry about their child's safety during trick-or-treating. WhereParentsTalk.com spoke with Kristen Gane, Manager, Programs at Safe Kids Canada to get their top tips for keeping your kids safe on Halloween. What are your top tips to help...

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By Monica Sarabura, Guest Blogger, Mom of 3 I believe I deserve a special parenting award this week for not freaking out when my daughter got injured. I have heard that some parents never freak out.  They are the calm ˜Oh dear, he's screaming uncontrollably, I suppose I should see what's wrong typ...

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by Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com To hear her tell the story is truly inspiring.  And I could hear the story over and over again and never tire of it. A couple and their two children embarking on a year-long trip around the world, leaving tomorrow (June 30th).  A decade in the m...

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Last year in Canada child drownings nearly doubled according to a new report released by the Lifesaving Society. So why is the water safety message not getting through? WhereParentsTalk.com spoke with the public education director of the Lifesaving Society, Barbara Byers who offered an e...