Distracted parents — the newest problem

Monkey See

Dear Danielle, My three-year-old always wants my phone and gets very upset when I don’t let her have it. She cries and screams until I give in and give it to her and then she ignores me when I talk to her. I have to fight with her to get it back. Should I do this? Baffled Mom Dear Baffled Mom: You have, unfortunately, fallen into the trap of a new generation of parents that are glued to their phones in … [Read more...]

$1,000 for Sun Peaks soccer

Soccer Ball

The B.C. Interior Community Foundation have awarded the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality (SPMRM) with a $1,000 grant to support the creation of a youth soccer program for the community. The funding will go towards the purchase of equipment, and to help maintain the soccer fields and possibly run youth soccer camps in 2015. But there’s a catch — if SPMRM is not able to find a coach to run the program, … [Read more...]

Helicopter parenting: let your kids fly

Helicopter Parent

Dear Dr. Renaud: I heard the term “helicopter parent” for the first time yesterday and now I’m wondering if I’m one of those too. I try to protect my daughter from bad things. That’s my job isn’t it? I don’t want any harm to come to her and this is a bad world we live in, so that’s what I do. Good Mom Dear Good Mom: Yes, your job is to protect your children from harm, but, and this is a big BUT — your job … [Read more...]

Little Big Golf raises funds

Little Big Golf

A record number of participants in this year’s Nancy Greene’s Little Big Golf Challenge helped to raise more than $9,000 for the Sun Peaks Education Society and the Sun Peaks Heath Association. Nancy Greene, event organizer and patron, said this year’s event was a great success, with 33 twosomes, comprised of one little (child) and one big (adult), taking part in the nine-hole tournament at Sun Peaks Golf Course on … [Read more...]

Hop into Nordic skiing

Jackrabbit 2013-14_photo Phil Youwe

A children’s Nordic program that saw significant growth in participation numbers returns for the 2014/15 season. The Sun Peaks Nordic Club’s Jackrabbit program began with just nine participants, growing to 25 in its second year, and the club is hoping some new equipment will inflate those numbers further. “We’re very fortunate to have obtained a Blazer’s Foundation grant that allowed us to purchase ski equipment — … [Read more...]