By | 22 October 2018|Other|

My friends from fdmt told me « Marie we dont’t have a specific theme. You can write about ADD/ADHD, oppositional disorder, school achievement or anything else. » That is when I remembered a French quote from Marc Lévy that I read a couple of months ago. This is it, freely translated. “We can blame our childhood, blame [...]

Back to High School Tips

By | 3 August 2018|Other|

26 years of high school education! Whew ... so many students encountered! So, when I was asked to write about “back to school”, I thought, "No problem". But how to tackle a subject that is on the front page of almost every newspaper each August? How not to fall into the known generalities or to [...]

Last Stretch

By | 3 May 2018|Other|

So here we are! The March break, spring time change, holiday and egg hunt, all of it is behind us now. Which also means we are in the last stretch of this beautiful 2017-2018 school year. Ok, I can hear some parents say: beautiful school year!!!  Well well, where does Marie get that… Beautiful year… [...]

Daily routine

By | 19 January 2018|Other|

Routine, the famous routine! This is probably the word used the most in January by parents. For children, hearing this word must be like denying them to watch their favourite TV program on Saturday morning, or forcing them to wash dishes for the whole neighbourhood. You quickly get fed up of routine. On the other [...]

Helpful hints and advice for a pleasant holiday season

By | 9 January 2018|Other|

The holiday season is a time to meet with family and friends. For most children this creates a lot of excitement and positive feelings, whereas for certain children this time of the year represents some level of anxiety and inconvenience. Here are some tips to promote a smooth festive season : •Do not accept all [...]

Energy on your plate: anti-fatigue survival guide

By | 1 November 2017|Other|

When days shorten, it is sometimes difficult to find energy to complete our daily tasks. Many factors are responsible for our level of energy, nutrition, stress management, sleep and physical activity. Surely, during fall, the lack of light does not help recharging our batteries. Since we cannot control the sun, here is an anti-fatigue guide [...]

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