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What Your Child Needs To Know Before Starting Kindergarten

I don’t know how it happened but my daughter will be starting kindergarten this September. But she’s still just a baby, right? Like most parents, I’m sure my child is practically a genius, starting a new school and style of learning will be a big transition. So I’ve been looking up some of the things that might prepare her for the first year of proper schooling. According to the Vancouver School Board, here are some areas and habits to think about: Getting your child  ...

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Navigating a Toddler’s Fears

My daughter is at the age where monsters under the bed are becoming very real. Her capacity for imagination is developing and it’s all very new and worrying to her. Somewhere around two to three years old, children learn to be anxious and afraid of things, even if it’s entirely  ...

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Can men wear hats?

The age old question that has plagued men for years – can, or really should men wear hats?   I’m not talking about beanies (toques), ball caps or even flat caps, but proper brimmed hats that the dapper gentlemen wore back in the days where everyone wore suits for even the most  ...

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A Dad’s Guide To Father’s Day

At last, it’s our turn. We celebrated Mother’s Day in May, with a thoughtful card, flowers, and a few well-intended gifts. I’m a relatively new Dad and this is only my second Father’s Day. I’ve learned that most of us Dads are a peculiar bunch, combining  ...

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