On the last day of school, I breathe a sigh of relief. Although I mostly enjoy the routine of school days, I find that by then I need a break from it as much as our daughters do.
Other than taking a break from routine, what I look forward to the most is re connecting as a family. Last summer we were...Read Connecting as a family is best away from home
It’s that time of year when parents begin to panic about how they’re going to keep their teens out of trouble during the summer months. Gone may be the days when they were safely supervised at camp. Now, they want to make money and chill with their friends on warm summer evenings. The qu...Read Teens: getting the job you want!
Dad. Vader. Baba. Tatay. Papa. Apu. Babbo. Tata. Abba. Babbas. Pai. Pop.
However you spell it and no matter how you say it, the words all mean the same: Father.
The relationship between fathers and their daughters is both special and complicated.
Although mothers feel softer and are often seen as...Read On Fathers and Daughters
Growing up in South Africa, sleepover camps weren’t nearly as popular. Or maybe it was just me who didn’t care to know much about them. I hated the idea of not having a washroom in my cabin and having to make my way to one with only a flashlight to guide me. And I didn’t want to si...Read Camps – know your child when choosing day versus sleepover
You’re about to settle into a round of Scrabble Junior with your child, age seven. Do you give it your best or hold back so as not to win by a landslide? It’s a dilemma almost every parent faces at some point. Here are a few thoughts on how to compete with your kids without defeating or ...Read Should you let your kid win?
Now that it’s March and the malls are showcasing their Spring lines, its hard not to wait impatiently for the snow to melt and the flowers to bloom. Hard not to think about longer days and talking leisurely walks outside. Another sign of Spring is March Break since the first day of Spring occu...Read Taking a Break Over March Break
I’ve been told by Chloe that right now I’m the meanest mother in the whole world. Despite denying her perpetual pleas, I’m sure that she was convinced that I would give in and buy her the cell phone that was on the top of her Channukah wish list. But I didn’t. Since that time...Read Why tweens don’t need cell phones
Your new neighbour and her three-year-old daughter are over for a visit. Things are going beautifully until your little guest grabs a toy from your daughter and runs off with it. You’re hoping her mom will step in but – surprise! – she does nothing. Do you let it go or swoop in to ...Read Can You Discipline Other People’s Kids?