TAKE ACTION AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT THIS GRANDPARENTS’ DAY!!

TAKE ACTION AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT THIS GRANDPARENTS’ DAY!!

Sunday, September 9, 2012!! By Sarah Allan, GRG Program Coordinator Grandparents’ Day is a day to appreciate, recognize and celebrate every grandparent everywhere in the world. Grandparents who share time, wisdom, energy and love with grandchildren and great grandchildren; who…

May is an interesting month for families

May 2011 – Child Care Month in BC May 1 – 7, 2011 – International Youth Week May 1 – 7, 2011 – National Mental Health WeekMay 7, 2011 – Child and Youth Mental Health Day – BCMay 7 –…

Homophobia in Schools

Homophobia Common in Canadian Schools (From First Call’s Newsletter) A new report from Egale has found that “school hallways are saturated with homophobic language and 21% of LGBTQ students report being physically harassed or assaulted while almost two thirds –…

Federal Election

We at Parent Support Services Society want to encourage everyone to get involved in learning and promoting the issues that are priorities for this election. It is alarming to me that so few Canadians exercise their right (and responsibility) to…

Finding time to write

There never seem to be enough hours in a day to read, do, write, play, sleep, or dream all that I would like or even need. Not sure how other folks manage it but would like the secret. With provincial…

Family and Christie Clark

Well Christie Clark is using some words we should all be pouncing on: putting family first and reducing poverty. Away with that terrible $6.00 starting wage rate and up with minimum wage! Will BC really act to reduce child poverty…

Kids, Separation, and Divorce

I just discovered an excellent interactive website for children whose parents are going through separation or divorce. “Changeville!” is done by the Justice Education Society and you can find it at www.KidsBC.ca Let me know what you think. Carol Ross

Pink Shirt Day

Let’s all wear pink on February 23rd and again on April 4 (and any other day)to recognize Pink Shirt Day and boost awareness of the harms of bullying. (http://www.pinkshirtday.ca/) Because this idea has spread far and wide, different days are…

Diversity and Kids

Great new site to check out. Embracing Diversity: Sharing our Songs and Rhymes. “An online community resource to inspire sharing across cultures.Congratulations to Bob Prittie Metrotown BranchBurnaby Public Library, 6100 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, B.C.“The songs and rhymes are wonderful!”http://www.bpl.bc.ca/kids/embracing-diversity

“Cinderella Ate My Daughter”

When I drive to work I always listen to CBC radio. This morning I was late because of the hail first, (and my cats that didn’t want to make the mad dash to the front door being pummelled all the…