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Posts By: Carizon Staff

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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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Things to do with your Kids this Holiday and Winter Season

If you were to single out the most magical component of any individual’s holiday memories, it wouldn’t be the gifts they received, but the rituals they shared as a family. We often get on this crazy, money-spending merry-go-round this time of year, but it’s the simple traditions that are meaningful. There are many activities that… Read more »

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Winter is Coming – Come on, Smile!

In our region, we have enjoyed a fabulous summer and an exceptionally warm autumn. But talk is abounding about an approaching winter that could be one for the record books. Many people dread this time of year and simply dream about the prospect of springtime. But, are we going to spend a quarter of our… Read more »

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Why and How to Play with Your Kids

Through play children develop motor skills, cognitive skills, language, communication and problem-solving skills. Play benefits every aspect of growing, learning, socializing and brain development. Play is also relationship building. It is an opportunity for parents to get to know their child and for children to get to know their parents. When you devote time to… Read more »

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Tips to Help Children to Manage Transitions

Cooler temperatures have finally arrived after a September where summer seemed to never end. The leaves have started to turn and the vibrant red of the Sumac and Burning Bushes have emerged. Change is in the air. As this seasonal transition occurs, our thoughts often wander to personal transitions. Change is never easy for adults,… Read more »

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Tips to Help Children Include Individuals with Challenges

During the Olympics, many families were glued to the screen, cheering on our Canadian athletes and buoyed by their inspiring stories. I believe advertisers understand the emotions of the viewership and also seek to move the audience through their communication. I was particularly taken with a Canadian Tire advertisement featuring a young boy in a… Read more »

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