Living creatively

My mom was down visiting from Manitoulin Island this past week, so we decided to put her considerable creativity to work in planning my youngest son’s sixth birthday party.

Permission to be scared

I wrote a few weeks back about the reasons why I don’t really worry too much about movie ratings when choosing what media to let my children watch.

Go deep into the ocean with the ROM's Blue Whale Exhibit


Have you ever wondered what noise a whale makes? Wanted to see whale poo? Or wondered how big a whale heart is? Visit the Royal Ontario Museum's Big Blie March Break to learn all about blue whales and marine biodiversity and preservation. 

The meaning of behaviour

I was teaching a parenting course on discipline last night, and I asked the class to offer some thoughts on the distinction between discipline and punishment.

Northern Owl exhibit on now at Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory

Northern Owl Exhibit, live Birds of Prey displays and demos at Butterfly Conservatory

March Break in which you and your kids play Poohsticks

If you have school-age kids, you have March Break. It’s just one week but with the kids out of school, plans must be hatched.

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