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Grade Six Graduation: How it should be

For most of us living in secular North America, there are very few ceremonies that mean anything to us. If you are not religious you do not have a coming of age ritual. Weddings are fewer and far between and … Continue reading

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How to help your kid: let them fail

I have been thinking of failure lately. I have recently just gone through a three to four month period where I have not accomplished any of my own goals set – finishing my manuscript, running the marathon (oh, I did … Continue reading

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September was not in books

We interrupt this regular programming due to the very scary and unprecedented fact that I did not finish any books in September. Nope. Nada. Not one. Okay. I did finish an audio book. Does that count? I attribute this appalling … Continue reading

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Is it over yet? A Day in the Life: End of School Year Edition

Tired. Fatigued. Exhausted. Overrun. Overwhelmed. Sleep deprived. Haggard. Bushed. Worn out. Knackered. Drained. Burnt- out. Can’t find anymore synonyms to correspond with this end-of-the year feeling. You know. That feeling you get when  just as you’re about to finish the … Continue reading

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Back to life, back to reality

Do you remember that Soul II Soul song? Now, who doesn’t, come September, get that song in their head? The kids have been back at school for over a week now. The Montreal French School Board likes to think out … Continue reading

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High School Hell Begins at Age 10

One rainy late August afternoon, after the kids and I had just emerged from the public pool, hair dripping and that kind of relaxed-tired that you get after a good swim, I ran into an acquaintance of ours that just … Continue reading

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New Kid in School: A primer

Does the feeling ever go away? ‘Cause I find myself sitting in little desks in classrooms surrounded by a gaggle of my peers that I don’t know, all nervous and wondering how to start a conversation without seeming like a … Continue reading

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