your child’s education
It is bittersweet to send your child off to school for the first time. On one hand, you’re excited for this milestone. On the other, it’s heartwrenching to send your baby out into the real world. In order to help both parents and children feel ready for kindergarten, I assembled ten dos and don’ts for […] Continue reading
What makes children successful over their lifetime? Research has answers to this question including why the Power of Yet is a game changer for kids. At 22-year-old of age, Terry Fox set out on his Marathon of Hope, an endeavour that is responsible for raising over 750 million dollars for cancer research. Before his heroic one-man […] Continue reading
There is such emphasis on play-based learning. But how does a parent facilitate play-based learning at home? Play-based learning or learning through play is a seeming buzz-concept. It is referenced in on Pinterest, in news articles, educational resources, and online talks. While it is universally agreed upon, it’s fair to wonder why play-based learning is […] Continue reading
What would your child’s school principal tell you if they could say anything? Read 11 insights from a school principal with over 40 years experience below. I just sent my first-born to preschool! In wanting to set her up for success, I’m leaning into my mom’s wealth of educational knowledge more than ever before. Her […] Continue reading
Hi, I’m Alana. When I’m not nursing cold, stale coffee, I usually can be found with the baby on my hip, barefoot, and racing after my two older kids.
Thanks to a degree in psychology and a free-range childhood backing onto an expansive evergreen forest, positive parenting and play-based learning are my passions.