Nominating Madame Darcie Zibin

My son Alex is in his last year at his Elementary school, and next year goes on to the grade 8-12 high school. Topped off with a grad party, it's been a year of big changes, physically and emotionally. We've seen friendships develop and fade as interests grow and ebb (next time you see me, ask me about his 3x3 cube fascination).

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39 Days of Rules

Okay so the title is a stretch, and this is probably a mild overreaction on my part, but I was recently alerted to the new "festival etiquette" for our local 39 Days of July summer festival and I am so disappointed. And I am not alone. An opinion piece posted by the Cowichan Valley Citizen has many parents disappointed and in fear of attending because of the potential judgement of their young child’s behaviour.

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K-I-S-S-I-N-G in a Tree at Primary School?

The other day I overheard a conversation from a group of primary school aged girls, sitting cross-legged in a circle in the shade waiting for their parents to arrive. It went something like this: “So and so likes so and so but I like him and he has 10 girls that like him, so I hope he chooses me…” and then she went off to list the possible girlfriend candidates. Lucky dude.

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