Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes in it to drain it dry. Alvin Price


Play times are fun times

Play times are fun times – Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next?

Franklin P. Jones (1774-1848)

Kids are curious, active and imaginative. They may take chances that can result in an injury.

Research has shown the follow fact!

  • Falls are responsible for 43% of all unintentional injury hospitalizations for children under 10 years of age
  • Falls are the leading cause of hospital visits
  • Boys fall more than girls (56% vs. 44%) except on playgrounds where the injuries were equal
  • 5-9 year old have the highest rate of falls from playground equipment, more than any other age group
  • 5-9 year old kids are often hospitalized due to falls from playground equipment.

    Combination playground equipment (plastic)

    Combination playground equipment (plastic) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bell Let’s Talk 2012: Bell Let’s Talk Day is February 8

MONTREAL, Jan. 16, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ – Bell today launched the second annual Bell Let’s Talk campaign in support of Canadian mental health. Led by national spokesperson Clara Hughes and highlighted by Bell Let’s Talk Day on February 8, the campaign invites all Canadians to talk about mental illness in order to fight the lingering stigma that keeps too many people from seeking the help they need. click her to  Read More

Gratitude Unlocks the Fullness of Life

Someone said, “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, and confusion into clarity.’

Gratitude, ‘also turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

This quote has offered a new understanding of the term Gratitude, so today, I am thankful for the blessing of my son; he has alerted my life’s direction but brought new meaning to life’s purpose. I am thankful for the gift of life, and for you the readers who make everything I do on this site worthwhile. You inspire me to continue to grow.

Progress Note

Come Back To School With Rubber And Pencil

November 22, 2011, @ 12:30 PM., Zane returned to school. However, unlike most children who begin the school year during the month September, this was his first day back. The changes were significant. Seemingly, the tools necessary for the student to achieve  success in the classroom were in place;  I must admit, I did not anticipate this undertaking. Zane announced being  happy to be back in the classroom. In spite of a few bumps, the afternoon went rather well.

It is important for me to realize the effort of this undertaking involved in transitioning Zane back in to the classroom. I wish to thank everyone who has encouraged this new beginning. My only hope is that this time we will remain committed to the main goal – helping Zane to achieve maximum success in the school environment.

I thank you


Lynda Robinson


Progress Note

November 08, 2011, meeting with the Lawyer to Zane’s issues with school went well. The meeting with the  lawyer was relaxed, respectful, and productive. Legal Service referral by Cap, a profit Agency

CAP – Pro Bono Law Ontario (PBLO) is a charitable organization that promotes access to justice in Ontario by creating and promoting opportunities for lawyers to provide pro bono (free) legal services to persons of limited means. ☞Link to Contact Information 

November 07, 2011, School meeting held strong promise that Zane’s transition back to the classroom will be much smoother than before. He will return to the classroom November 22, 2001, at the moment, I reserve the  wait and see approach.