Review and Summary of NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

I was scheduled to deliver the Parent Education component tonight at our Inglewood Parent Participation Preschool and decided to review the recent book out NutureShock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. My good friend Barb Smith brought this book to my attention, and it has been great recommendation in terms of how interesting and directly relevant the information is towards the goal of raising happy and successful children.

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Bobs & Lolo – Live!

galsingrass-02Join award-winning children’s duo¬†Bobs & Lolo for a musical adventure on Sunday, November 29th at 3pm at the West Vancouver United Church, 21st Street & Esquimalt Avenue (across from the new community centre).

Doors open at 2pm and seats are not allocated in advance, so come early for some family fun and games, including face painting and a concession. The concert will consist of two 30 minute sets with intermission.

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Ending Homelessness: What Works

Inspiring and Effective Solutions from The Tyee’s Monte Paulsen.

When:  Friday, October 9th. 7:00pm.

Where: Museum of Vancouver. 1100 Chestnut St. Map:

Cost:Free, but a donation to the Food Bank is encouraged.

More info: Monte Paulsen has been investigating homelessness in Vancouver — its causes and its cures — for nearly three years. We at The Tyee know Monte to be smart, tenacious, and a person who deeply cares. Which is why he finds out so much, and has so many good ideas to share.

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North Shore Schizophrenia Society Lecture – Tina Tomashiro

An inspiring story of recovery, presented by this year’s Courage to Come Back Award recipient in the Mental Health category, Tina Tomashiro.

Tina will talk about her incredible journey through serious mental illness, from self-medication with street drugs to dull the pain of living with untreated schizophrenia and depression, to making a new life for herself with a home, a fulfilling career, and volunteer work to help the people in her community.

Where: Lions Gate Hospital Auditorium
When: Wednesday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call the the Family Support Centre at 604-926-0856 or go to