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I am in the midst of teaching my third child to drive. He is 17 and goes for his road test next week. He has been wanting to go for a while, but life put some obstacles in the way and caused a delay. He is the third child I had as well as theContinue Reading …

How to Get the Most Out of Your Next Family Road Trip

Family road trips can be a lot of fun if you and your children are fully prepared.  There is nothing worse than a child having a meltdown in the back seat, because they are hungry and you ran out of snacks.  Getting lost is another issue that can turn a fabulous road trip into aContinue Reading …

Developing, Dating and Driving: A Survival Guide for Parents of Teens

From learning how to drive to dating, and then some, teens can be difficult to manage at times. Here’s some tips for you if you’re at your wit’s end and tearing your hair out. First, Love Don’t be too quick to get angry with your teen. Sure, they might do something that makes you angry,Continue Reading …

5 Important Tips To Teach Your Child Before They Leave For College

Having already sent one child off to school I know all too well the mixed emotions parents feel during this transition. Now we have another ready for post secondary education and it is still a bit of an emotional roller-coaster. But we need to be strong for our kids and give them the guidance andContinue Reading …

Cold and Snowy Winter Weather Travel Tips for Year-Round Travelers

Chaotic airports and people sleeping on the floor are regular sights through the holiday travel season. Snowstorms, the polar vortex and other terrible luck simply seem to catch hundreds of thousands of unprepared travelers by surprise. Whether you’re traveling for Christmas or simply stealing time away with your family at a wonderful winter locale likeContinue Reading …

5 tips for Teaching your Teen to Drive

Like most teens I could not wait to get my learners permit and start driving when I turned of age. I remember just turning 16 and going down to write the test with my mom. Here in Canada you get a trial period before you can get your full license like many places, I thinkContinue Reading …

6 Tips for Planning the Ultimate Road Trip

Thousands of families eagerly look forward to summer and planning a road trip. From those who can’t wait to reach their destination to those who believe the journey is the destination and everyone in between, there are certain steps that can be taken to make the trip easier. If you’ve never gone on a roadContinue Reading …

Sign the Pledge – Preparing the Drivers of Tomorrow

Soon our oldest son will be turning 16. In Ontario turning sixteen opens a door to a whole new world.  A world of driving and independence. As a parent I am both excited and nervous for this new step in his life. We will make sure he has the tools to succeed and the trainingContinue Reading …