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A parent reflects on coping with her child’s rare tissue condition

My daughter, Marley, can’t sit still. Whether she’s bored during math class, enticed by a movie or reading a book, my ten-year-old is constantly moving. Knees up, knees down, feet tapping, legs swinging, bum bouncing, knees jiggling. One day, after … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Kids Bullying my Daughter

An open letter to the kids bullying my daughter   Shandley McMurray shares the heartbreaking impact of bullying on her nine-year-old daughter. Dear kids who’ve been bullying my daughter, She can be annoying. I know. I’m her mother. She doesn’t … Continue reading

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When Love Hurts: The truth about dating violence

Teen dating violence is more prominent than you may think. Here’s why you should talk to your child about it today. JENNIFER ANNE CRECENTE was the kind of teenager parents dream of. An energetic honour roll student, Jennifer volunteered at … Continue reading

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On the road again

Hitting the highway this summer? Here are 10 must-haves for anyone travelling with teens. Being stuck in a car with teenagers doesn’t have to be as bad as it sounds. As long as you’re prepared with snacks, music and an … Continue reading

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Breaking Bad

Fenatnyl – the drug that’s killing our teens. EDEN LAL WAS 14 when she tried marijuana. Before long, the Calgary-based teen was using it every day to escape her tumultuous life. Her father was convicted of molesting her older sister … Continue reading

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A final farewell

This blog began six years ago as an e-mail to my closest friends and family. We had just moved to London from New York and the kids were filled with excitement (Marley just knew she’d be invited for tea with … Continue reading

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How we handled rejection

Last night I let my 10-year-old daughter start a fire in our home. Far from a rampant inferno, this controlled blaze involved one letter-sized piece of paper and a few matches in our kitchen sink. Its flickering flames licked at … Continue reading

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Go away!

Survived the holidays? Reward yourself with  a relaxing trip for two (no kids invited)  to one of these soothing spots. The holidays are wonderful, aren’t they? You spend oodles of money on gifts, a ton of hours slaving over the … Continue reading

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Money Sense

To see the story as it appeared in INBETWEEN magazine, click here. Six ways to keep your post-secondary student on a budget. HEADING OFF TO UNIVERSITY or college is both exciting and overwhelming. Your baby, the one you coddled and … Continue reading

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High School Horror

To see the story as it appeared in INBETWEEN magazine, click here. Some teens cannot find solace away from bullying. It follows them everywhere from the halls of high school to their online activity at home. Here’s how you can … Continue reading

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