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‘Tis the Season to Involve Children In Acts of Kindness
11:34 pm , December 14, 2016 0

‘Tis the Season to Involve Children In Acts of Kindness

This is the holiday season and it is important to remind your children about acts of kindness —what they are and how to perform them—and how to express gratitude for the kindness they receive from others. As exciting and happy as this time of year is for many, it is heartbreaking for some and even {Read More}

Are You Dressed Appropriately For Your Child’s Sports?
2:50 pm , March 22, 2016 0

Are You Dressed Appropriately For Your Child’s Sports?

Being appropriately dressed for your child’s sports doesn’t mean dressed in the latest sports fashion, it means being properly attired so that you’re comfortable. When your child signs up to join a team, it’s very important to be involved, and you can expect it to be a rewarding experience but you can find yourself suffering {Read More}

Help Children Discover Summer Reading Fun With A Kids’ Whodunit
8:33 am , July 8, 2014 0

Help Children Discover Summer Reading Fun With A Kids’ Whodunit

It’s time to dig out some good summer reading for your children, and nothing is better than giving the gift of a kids’ whodunit as a reward for solving the mysteries presented by another year of school. Our children are now facing a long stretch of free time where they risk losing some of their {Read More}

Author Launches Kids’ Whodunit, Urges Parents To Make Reading Fun
4:04 am , June 25, 2014 0

Author Launches Kids’ Whodunit, Urges Parents To Make Reading Fun

(This story appeared in our local newspaper after my launch party for “Someone’s Trapped.” It was so much fun!) A launch party was held on the weekend for Someone’s Trapped, a sports-themed mystery for children aged eight to twelve, by author Maureen Grenier, resident of Tsawwassen, BC. This is the second in the Viking Club {Read More}

Kids’ Mystery Stories Promote The Use Of Problem-Solving Skills
3:07 pm , March 24, 2014 0

Kids’ Mystery Stories Promote The Use Of Problem-Solving Skills

Parents and teachers try to find books that will interest youngsters so that they will read and more and read better without realizing that mystery stories can not only accomplish this but will encourage critical thinking as well. The difficulty in working with poor readers to improve their reading skills is in figuring out how {Read More}

Kids Must Learn How To Deal With Competition In Sports And Life
10:00 pm , January 16, 2013 2

Kids Must Learn How To Deal With Competition In Sports And Life

When the word “competition” is used in connection with sports, a lot of parents become alarmed at what their child might learn or to what they may be exposed when playing a competitive brand of hockey, soccer, or any sport. “I don’t want my son to play competitive sports because I don’t want him to {Read More}

Kindness Can Still Prevail In A Child’s Competitive Sport
7:31 pm , January 10, 2013 2

Kindness Can Still Prevail In A Child’s Competitive Sport

Some parents worry about competitive sports changing their children in a negative way. We want our children to compete in the classroom without cheating, compete on the playground without feeling good at someone else’s expense, and compete in the game without breaking the rules. There is no question that there are always opportunities to cheat, {Read More}

In This Sports Mystery, The Loss Of Parental Support Is Mourned
7:26 pm , December 14, 2012 0

In This Sports Mystery, The Loss Of Parental Support Is Mourned

Within the sports mystery, Something’s Missing, three children unite to solve a mystery, but in addition, each one has a problem to solve. This is Chris’s problem: A Snippet from Chapter Two:

A Sports-Mystery Teaches Children About Winning And Losing
5:49 pm , December 4, 2012 0

A Sports-Mystery Teaches Children About Winning And Losing

Within the sports mystery, Something’s Missing, three children unite to solve a mystery, but in addition, each one has a problem to solve. This is Jaylon’s problem: A Snippet from Chapter Three: