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SET ASIDE TIME FOR FAMILY READING

September 11th, 2012

Published by Postmedia News and the Victoria Times-Colonist
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Vancouver author Tanya Lloyd Kyi wanted her kids to find as much joy in books as she does. But while her daughter, now eight, took to books readily, her son?s response was quite different.

“He had a harder time sitting still and would run around the room a little bit more while I was reading,” she says. To keep his interest, Kyi switched to shorter books and read for shorter periods. That helped but they still ran into problems.

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TAKING THE KIDS TO THE CON

April 7th, 2012

Published by The Snipe
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My house is filled with superheroes. Since my husband works in the comic book industry and my six-year-old son shares his dad’s interests, I’m constantly gathering up piles of dog-eared Avengers comics and tiny plastic action figures. So a family trip to the Seattle comic convention is hardly a getaway from my daily life. Still, it’s a trip I’d been dying to take for years.

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SURPRISE! YOU’RE PREGNANT…

June 1st, 2010

Published by Blush Magazine
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In a perfect world, we’d all visit our doctors, take folic acid, and lay off the liquor before trying to get pregnant. Sometimes, however, things just happen. Just when you weren’t expecting to be expecting, a plus sign on that little white stick can send you into serious pregnancy paranoia.

From hot tubs to ham sandwiches, things that were innocuous last week become a source of anxiety. But when do you really need to worry?

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FINDING THE RIGHT FIT

February 1st, 2006

Published in Westcoast Families magazine
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Whether it’s a structured environment or space for creative exploration, finding the right conditions to suit your children’s learning needs is key to their educational success. But the factors involved in selecting a school are mind-bogglingly numerous. And every parent, it seems, has a different idea about which of those aspects is most important. When it comes to making this life-shaping decision, the combination of factors that affect parents’ opinions are as unique as their children themselves.

Here are the stories of three families who investigated the options and came up with educational blueprints custom-made to fit their kids’ learning styles.

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