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Kid Whisperer: Being Invisible

What would you do if you were invisible?  We asked school kids to use their imaginations and tell us what they'd try to get away with.“I would go in my back yard and play with water guns. I could get everyone soaking wet and no one could see me...

Volunteers and Their Children

Other kids benefit when you volunteer to coach a team, lead a club or help out in class, but how does your kid feel? If you have a school-aged child, you’ve met The Volunteer. Perhaps you volunteer. Perhaps you coach a sports team, volunteer in a classroom, teach Sunday School...

The Kid Whisperer – Kids Describe Their Parents’ Jobs

“I’d like to do my dad’s job! He builds things out of wood for people, like shelves. We have lots of wood all over the garage and sometimes he lets me help him work.” WALTER D., 9“I’d like to do the dad part of my dad’s job. He works...

The Kid Whisperer – How Kids Would Fill a Backyard Swimming Pool

“I would fill a swimming pool with money! Like Huey, Dewey and Louie when they’re in Uncle Scrooge’s big house and they’re in that big room with all the coins and jewels and stuff and they’re all jumping and playing and swimming in the money!”KARLEY G., 7“Candy! Mmmmmmm… chocolate!...

Kid Whisperer: Teacher Gifts

THINKING BACK: The best gift I ever got was a matching shirt and pants with blue, red and green swirls on the top and bell-bottom pants. I was seven – and it was just sooooo mod. I wore it every second day, as soon as my mom washed it....

Camping 101

The economy may have taken a chunk out of your family vacation plans, but consider camping. Canada is loaded with family adventure spots that will give your kids the vacation that they will remember all of their lives. It takes some realistic planning, however, to camp with kids. Think...

Superhero Powers: from The Kid Whisperer

“I’d like to shrink really tiny so no one could see me. Then I’d sneak up people’s pants and tickle them! Or I could crawl in their noses. Except then when they sneezed they would blow me right out!” Sam S., 6“I would change cats into puppies, because I...

Child Stalkers

My daughter Victoria was turning nine. She’d always invited every girl in her class, and her girl guide troop, and anyone else she could think of to a big backyard birthday party. Nearly in tears, she said, “Alexis won’t let me have a party.” Alexis was Victoria’s BFF (best friend...

Lunch Lady: How to Cook a Turkey

“Well, first you put some marshmallows and toast and carrots inside the turkey, which is the stuffing and it’s kind of gooey. Then you tie it up with ropes because it might run away because it doesn’t want to be cooked. Then you put it in the oven at...