Thank You for Joining Us @ Connections before Connection

Thank You for Joining Us @ Connections before Connection

 Articles   At 10pm Toronto time, Mr. Elie Wehbe stayed up to share his insights on how to use the internet securely and maturely at home with our Bright and Cheerful Home Seminar Zoom audience on Tue Jan 12, 2021.  As an IT Security Specialist and a lifetime...
Thank You for Joining Us @ Study Skills for School and Beyond

Thank You for Joining Us @ Study Skills for School and Beyond

 Articles   How refreshing it was to hear our guest speaker Mr. Adam Quan, an enthusiastic elementary school teacher with experience teaching Grades 4, 6, and 7, kick off PIFE’s first virtual Bright and Cheerful Home Seminar!  On Sat Nov 21, 2020 via Zoom,...

An Update from the President of Family Development Canada

Dear friends, Due to Covid-19, we decided to offer online Family Enrichment courses across Canada this school year via Zoom. Some have started already or will shortly.  We had hoped that Small Groups could meet in person, however, with Covid-19 restrictions...

Bright and Cheerful Home Series – Study Skills

DATE: Saturday November 21, 2020 PLACE: Zoom (details will be sent to registered participants on November 20, 2020) TIME: 2:30-3:30pm PST OUR SPEAKER: Adam Quan is an elementary school teacher with experience teaching Grades 4, 6, and 7. He recently led a course about...

Bright and Cheerful Home Series – Connections before Connection

DATE: Tuesday January 12, 2021 PLACE: Zoom (details will be sent to registered participants on January 11, 2021) TIME: 7-8pm PST OUR SPEAKER: Elie Wehbe is a Senior Security Specialist for the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and the father of a young...
Cut the complaining – and be happy

Cut the complaining – and be happy

 Articles Kindness means thinking of others and acting in ways that contribute to their happiness. Complaining certainly doesn’t do that.  If you’ve been trying to make kindness part of your family culture and there’s still a lot of complaining, it’s time...
What should you do when your child is not kind?

What should you do when your child is not kind?

 Articles Kindness is the virtue of thinking of others—caring about their feelings, needs, and happiness. In a previous post “Raising Kind Kids: 5 Simple Things You Can Do,” I described how to cultivate kindness in everyday family life.  But what should you do...
Kids glued to screens? Teach them the art of conversation

Kids glued to screens? Teach them the art of conversation

 Articles Tired of asking your kids to put down their phones and look at you when you’re talking with them? Guilty of checking your own phone and half-listening when they’re trying to talk to you? Wish your child didn’t always answer “Nothing” when you ask,...
Raising Kind Kids: 5 simple things you can do

Raising Kind Kids: 5 simple things you can do

 Articles This is the first of a series of articles adapted by Dr Tom Lickona from his new book, How to Raise Kind Kids: And Get Respect, Gratitude, and a Happier Family in the Bargain, published by Penguin in April. Dr Lickona is a developmental psychologist...
How to raise kind kids – and make family life happier

How to raise kind kids – and make family life happier

 Articles Book review: How to Raise Kind Kids: And Get Respect, Gratitude, and a Happier Family in the Bargain, by Thomas Lickona. Penguin Books (April 10, 2018) Kindness is not moral confetti that good people sprinkle randomly and benignly. It is not a nice but...