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Tag: Tweens and Teens

Noteworthy Kids Sing

Come learn about the magic of music and your voice! Each Thursday – put on your Vancouver Island Symphony Choir T-Shirt, warm up your...

Advice from a Teenager

Dear Mom and Dad,I need to teach you a few things about parenting.Love, your TeenagerNot only do I research and write about teens, but...

Ageism…& Youth

When teens reach legal working age, many are encouraged to go out and find a job. Something to give them a taste of the...

Helping Our Tweens & Teens Navigate Conflict

The “tweens” (between the ages of 8 or 9 and 12) are rough. Carefree childhood innocence rapidly slips away as kids encounter higher expectations...

Supporting Trans & Gender Diverse Youth

As a parent or caregiver, having your teen come out as Trans may be an overwhelming experience. You may feel confused about what this...

Body Image

Children and teenagers can be incredibly vulnerable when it comes to developing negative body image. Growing up in a media-saturated world can make it...

Questions, Curiosities & Answers

Recently I was setting up my teaching materials in a Grade 8 classroom when I overheard one of the students say, “I hope we...

Navigating ’Tweenland

I was working in my home office when I noticed that my 10-year-old granddaughter had slipped into the room and was standing there, a...

A Bowlful of Fall

October marks the beginning of the cozy season. The nights grow long. The sky takes on a constant shade of grey, and even the...

Family Cycling

Vancouver Island is home to an increasing number of families who are choosing to commute by bicycle. Many are concerned about climate change and...
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