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Building the perfect handshake

From 1982 till 1984 I worked as director of Kilcoo Summer Camp, north of Toronto. My predecessor as camp director was a man named John Latimer. He was the same age as my father, and he became a mentor to me. Afterward, Mr. Latimer went on to become the third Headmaster of Royal St. George’s, a...
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WHY ALL BOYS?

At Selwyn House School, your son has the benefit of a boys-only education and the advantages of a small-school environment, with limited class sizes and attentive and caring teachers. An all-boys school provides advantages for your son that he may not experience in a co-educational environment. S...
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Our Future Expansion: Middle School Addition at Kells

At a time where many schools are faced with enrollment challenges, Kells is excited to be expanding! A year ago, an interesting opportunity presented itself to Kells. Beside our elementary school a commercial building came up for sale. With an option to buy, we realized that it gave us the possibili...
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5 Ingredients to finding the best school for your child

With fewer kids and a better understanding of the educational system, parents today know exactly the kind of education they want for their child, and private schools are becoming an accessible, affordable, and popular option. Offering much more than tradition, prestige or religious instruct...
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5 Hacks To Unlock The Hidden Storage In Your Home

I often say that there is no magic wand to get you organized.  And there isn't.  But there are a few tricks you can use to maximize the space that you already have that can seem like magic (kind of). Clean Out Your Junk Drawers Or your junk-closet, or junk-room.  Seriously p...
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Wasting food? Stop being so organized!

So it’s the end of September already and time is flying by for us, busy families, trying to stay on top of kids’ activities, work commitments, romantic escapades (what’s that again?), and maybe a night out with friends.  But we’ve done our homework.  We know what ...
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5 Best Ways to Advocate for Your Child with Their Academic and Therapy Team

It’s a full month now into the school year. How are you children with autism settling in? Has it been smooth sailing after a week or two, or do they have growing pains? No matter where your child goes to school, or even if they are home-schooled, they have a team. Their team consists of them...
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The Darkest Dark

The Darkest Dark, by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, is a wonderful title that teaches children about overcoming fears and following dreams. Little Chris loves everything about astronomy but is afraid of the dark... until he realizes that space is the darkest dark, and it can actually be pretty c...
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The Dairy Dilemma

We have all heard the conflicting information. Most of us have grown up being taught that dairy is an important part of bone health. Calcium is crucial for growing kids, healthy adults and the frail elderly. The medical and the dairy industry have been teaching this to us for years. Yet in the pas...
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Mad at your therapist? Tell them!

So you start a new therapeutic relationship with a psychologist who, all things considered, seems good. You have conversations and you get to know each other. Of course your therapist might likely know more about your life’s content than you do about theirs but that’s the way it has to...
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Yoga “off the mat” – the fun & fear of exploration

Two weeks ago, I went on a bike ride along the Lachine Canal with one of my boys. Great afternoon of exercise, fresh air, and a natural relaxation just being one with nature.  Afterwards, we biked through a part of Notre-Dame street where we stopped for amazing coffee (free plug for Caf&eacut...
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How $25 Will Change The Way You Look At Organizing

So my mom is going to kill me for writing this, well, not really kill me, I did give her a heads up, (I’m not that mean), but she’ll probably be a bit . . . annoyed, let's say. I’ll start this off by saying how much I love my mom.  She is one of my best friends, we talk...
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