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Thankful for Time Together
October 1, 2021

Thankful for Time Together

Too often when we’re out and about, I put my own agenda and timeline before my child's need to explore. It’s rare that I can muster the patience to let her dawdle along and examine everything she finds along the way.
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  • Thankful for Time Together
    October 1, 2021

    Thankful for Time Together

    Too often when we’re out and about, I put my own agenda and timeline before my child's need to explore. It’s rare that I can muster the patience to let her dawdle along and examine everything she finds along the way.
    Read now
  • Temperament in Action
    August 3, 2021

    Temperament in Action

    Almost every parent with more than one child knows that no two childrenare alike. Despite the same parental genes and the same homeenvironment, children vary in looks, in interests, in temperament, and somuch more. Sometimes the differences are subtle, and...

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  • Parenting Should Be a Shared Experience
    May 21, 2021

    Parenting Should Be a Shared Experience

    Human beings are social animals. We tend to do better in groups than we would as hermits, each in our own cave. Sure, half of us are introverts (myself included) but that doesn’t mean we want to be completely solitary. It just...

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  • Teaching Your Child to Have a Sense of Humour
    April 21, 2021

    Teaching Your Child to Have a Sense of Humour

    You might think that a sense of humour is something innate. You’re either born with one, or you aren’t. I’m not a neurologist, so I can’t make claims about how brain wiring at birth determines how well your child can...

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  • Joey and the Expert Parent
    March 2, 2021

    Joey and the Expert Parent

    It’s not easy becoming an expert in something. It takes practice. It takes good observational skills. You have to invest a lot of time and energy gathering information from different sources. Sometimes you have to conduct experiments, watch what happens,...

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  • In Public: Strong Language
    December 10, 2020

    In Public: Strong Language

    A few years ago, I attended a Blue Jays’ game with my dad. Baseball fans in Toronto are an eclectic bunch and the SkyDome (never the Rogers Centre, NEVER!) is no stranger to colourful language. We were sitting next to a vocal...

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  • 4 Tolerable Kids’ Shows on Netflix
    October 15, 2020

    4 Tolerable Kids’ Shows on Netflix

    Barney, Caillou, Backyardigans, Dora… are you cringing yet? Kids’ shows seem to combine nefarious elements designed to drive adults insane. Tell me if any of these sound familiar. Spine-gratingly patterned voice acting. Saccharine, unrealistic “d’awwwww” moments that somehow fail entirely at true sweetness. Horrible production...

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  • Your Pregnancy Changed Your Brain Forever
    September 18, 2020

    Your Pregnancy Changed Your Brain Forever

    If you’ve been pregnant, you’re familiar with the “baby brain” or “mom brain” phenomenon. I watched my wife go through it. Through the last trimester she seemed more forgetful and scatterbrained. Perfect, cogent sentences turned to scrambled eggs on the way...

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