Socialization and Screen Time

Does your Child’s Best Friend Talk Back? The Importance of Socialization and Limiting Screen Time On a recent trip to a Northern community, we spent some time discussing what was available for children to socialize. Children are not passive learners of speech,...

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Of course you should read to your kids … right??

When a child is struggling to learn to read, I often hear the recommendation, “You should read with your child every day”.  When I inquire about homework or a home reading plan, parents often respond that they have been instructed to read to their children. They may...

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Ain’t That PUF enough?

Alberta Education offers Program Unit Funding (PUF) through Early Childhood Services for children with delays or disabilities between the ages of 2 years 8 months and 6 years. It is a great program, aimed at early identification and intervention with a particular lens...

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Why Do I Do What I Do?

I must confess: I am a FIXER. Part of the problem with being a fixer is that makes you critical. You see problems where maybe there are no problems. You look for problems. You CREATE problems (just ask my wife!) When I encounter a problem, I feel compelled to address...

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