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Auntie Says…You Don’t Need to Like Your Kid’s Teacher.

When I was a little kid in grade one teachers were larger than life iconic figures. They wielded great knowledge, patience, and imagination and were to be respected, listened to and appreciated. Fast forward several years and things are different—kids, families, and teachers have changed. Topics like personal space, appropriate touch, and other life realities… Continue reading Auntie Says…You Don’t Need to Like Your Kid’s Teacher.

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Auntie Says…Is Your Kid Vaping? Stop it now.

I started smoking when I was twelve years old. Through middle and high school I smoked a handful of cigarettes a day and by the time I reached university I was up to a pack a day.  I should never have started. It took me years to finally quit and who knows how many chemicals… Continue reading Auntie Says…Is Your Kid Vaping? Stop it now.

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Auntie Says…Even Good Kids Make Stupid Mistakes

His name was Carson Crimeni and he was only fourteen years old. The young man who, while at a skateboard park, allegedly ingested some substance that ultimately took his life as bystanders watched, laughed and videoed the incident. Later, postings on social media of the unfolding scenes alerted the public and police but it was… Continue reading Auntie Says…Even Good Kids Make Stupid Mistakes