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Posts By: Carizon Staff

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Money Cited as One of Top Reasons for Relationships Ending

One of the top reasons cited for relationships ending is money. The best way to avoid money issues in a relationship is to communicate with your partner and decide what works for you as a team. When a newly married couple merge their households, just like combining their household goods, they have to blend their… Read more »

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Teen Girl

6 Tips to Help Teens Ease Into Adulthood

Teenagers are on the brink of the adult world, looking in, longing to belong. They are also children, struggling through a developmental milestone. They begin to physically look like adults, do what adults do such as drive cars and work, and develop adult interests. Yet they have only the life experiences of a child. This… Read more »

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How to Help Your Kids Deal with Bullying

As the back-to-school season gets underway, all parents want their children to experience a positive, nurturing and constructive school year. But, we can’t place our children under a bubble and  there are many challenges our children may face as they go off into the world that may create the opposite experience. One of those challenges… Read more »

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Help Children Cope with Parental Separation & Divorce

Divorces have more than tripled in Canada since 1970. Separation and divorce is difficult and painful for all members of the family. Joint custody arrangements have become standard so children remain connected to both parents, but success requires that both parents are child-focused, committed to parenting, cooperating, respecting each other as parents, and remaining emotionally… Read more »

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Tips to Manage Change When Life Throws You a Curve

Our lives are constantly changing – getting married, moving to a new home, starting a new job, having a new baby, facing an empty nest, retiring – all of these changes happen to most of us. There are simple, normal, everyday changes that have to be faced – just getting older, or even, to a… Read more »

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Are You Ready for Retirement?

In order to live the life you dream of in retirement, it is important to plan ahead and be ready. Due to growing elderly populations and changing economic trends, we cannot depend only on government social services, such as the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security for our future financial security. Everyone needs to… Read more »

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Parenting Tips: How to Survive Sibling Rivalry

A few days ago, my two grown-up children posted pictures on Instagram from their childhood in celebration of National Siblings Day with comments like, “I’d rather shoot hoops with my little bro than anyone else on the planet.” They certainly looked like they were having fun together, but there were many moments when the nature… Read more »

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Family on the Move

What do you do when the family schedule goes haywire?

As busy lifestyles become so commonplace, the volume of commitments for families can feel overwhelming. This may be based on pressure to keep up with peers, an aspiration that the activity may lead to a professional career for our children, or even because it’s a way of dealing with our own lost childhood opportunities. Whatever… Read more »

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Here Come the Holiday Bills!

3 Steps to Help You Attain Your Financial Goals The start of the new year can be a downer when it comes to managing our finances as all the holiday bills arrive on top of our regular household expenditures. It’s a good time to take stock and establish a household budget so you can rest… Read more »

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