March Break is almost here and we just love revisiting this article from The Toronto Star about March Break planning - Dad style. Here's what some of Toronto's hippest dads told Heather last year about how they plan to spend March Break. Wonder what they are up to this year?
Have you heard the myth of "18 summers?"
It's the amount of time you'll hear some parents talk about in relation to raising their kids; as in "We've only got 18 summers with them before they're off on their own" I don't buy it.
I have no qualms about taking the kids out of school to travel and when they are out of school I also have no qualms about keeping the education going. Want to use your next vacation as a way of keeping the learning top of mind? Here are three tips:
It can't be predicted. We'll be somewhere acting perfectly normal and then I'll just look over at them and my heart will fill with so much love for the kids, the family, the moment... and whammo, blammo, we're taking a "Welfie."
I asked teachers, under the promise of anonymity, and they shared how they really feel about kids missing school for family vacations. This morning I shared some of their thoughts with Marci Ien on Canada AM.
How hard do you work to keep things even amongst your kids? Do you buy two of things to make sure no one is left out? What would you do if one was more talented than the other? How far do you go to keep things fair?
A good sleep can't be underestimated and when you're traveling with young children, making sure everyone is comfortable and happy can make a huge difference in how the rest of the day goes. Over the years we've gotten better at choosing where to stay and what to look out for. As you plan your next family adventure, here are a few things you'll want to keep in mind before you book your hotel.
My responsibility to my children, as I see it, isn't to push them along the path that we've been told is the only path available but to equip them with the tools that will make for fulfilling lives.
I don't want my kids to have a high school diploma, a university degree or a big house in a good neighbourhood unless they want those things for themselves.