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Auntie Says…Stop and Think About What You're Doing

I began writing a column about learning from your past mistakes but my mind started to wander and a memory of a family I knew over twenty years ago came to mind. I didn’t know them well but the mother was a work acquaintance. The son, always a polite young man, was quite striking in… Continue reading Auntie Says…Stop and Think About What You're Doing

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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.