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Parenting in a time of fear and and discontent | Life lessons from Donald Trump | Parenting in the time of Trump| Maple and Marigold
Raising Kids in a Time of Fear

The headlines last November said it all.   “Donald J Trump is the President of the United States.” For months the conversation around our dinner table had been about the US elections, and the blurring of lines between comedy and reality. Every day there were new examples of indecent and mean behaviour from the man…

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Are we raising a generation of scared kids?

Sometimes I feel like other parents think I’m a negligent mom.   My younger daughter’s in kindergarten and she burns off a lot of energy after school while we wait for her older sister to be dismissed – running, sliding, climbing and jumping. The last two are her favourites and now that winter has passed…

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Why You Should Give Up That Food You Love

Last month I gave up wheat for the first time. Now that may not sound like a lot to you but for a person who starts the day with a fried egg on toast, has a sandwich-on-the go for lunch and for whom dinner time usually means pasta (homemade, but no points for that), wheat…

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