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I've come to realize the times we fail in parenting are necessary in creating character in our children.
Passersby tried to help.
I guess one could say that my professional background makes me well qualified for this parenting job, but I must admit that I have had my fair share of humbling moments when it comes to parenting. Sometimes I have moments when I feel I rock it as a parent, and then other moments when I hang my head and know I could have handled something much better. Yes, there is certainly room for improvement.
A three-year-old boy who was abandoned at a Surrey, B.C. bus stop has been reunited with his mother, and charges are pending
RCMP in northern Alberta say they have made an arrest after a 6-year-old shot a gun inside a vehicle. According to Fox Creek
What I have always believed to be my "parenting style" is now an onslaught of question marks as I wrestle with the heartbreaking realizations that perhaps my depression and I have caused irreparable damage to one or all of my four children.
Police in B.C. are reporting a certified parenting fail, after a man was arrested for shoplifting in the company of his 17
Another year gone by, another year filled with annoying parenting trends. Here are some fads I'd like to see disappear by the end of 2013, including trophies for every participant and snack time every half hour!
It's completely normal want to protect your kids when they come home crying because someone was blatantly mean to them. But isn't it true that dealing with these situations helps build character? And if they can't deal with these situations and only rely on us, aren't we setting them up for failure in the future?
On a recent trip to the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) today I was hit with scene after scene of moms, dads and other caregivers lighting up. In some cases, cigarettes dangling in the faces of some of these poor kids while mom had a chat with dad. One man held the door for us as we were exiting the Direct Energy Centre (nice thing to do); seemingly unaware, he blew smoke into my face, and into my daughter's who I was wearing in a baby carrier (not a nice thing to do). I was livid. I coughed dramatically and waved my hands wildly in the air.
After a long weekend and a short week, there was a lot in my inbox to review. Here are the five things that caught my attention this week.