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Category Archives: Awareness


11May No Comments
Why don't they appreciate anything?

Why don’t they appreciate anything?

At Parenting Power, our beliefs are simple. You build a child from the inside – out; from the ground – up. You devote time to cultivating strong roots and a firm core. You allow leaves and shoots to develop once...

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Too much stuff

Too much stuff

Welcome to May! As we move on from our month of reducing, reusing and recycling, we are moving to a month devoted to clearing out the clutter; #TooMuchStuff. Our belief at Parenting Power is simple: You build a child from...

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[VIDEO] Building Blocks for Parents - June 7, 2017

[VIDEO] Building Blocks for Parents – June 7, 2017

We invite you all to come and join us on June 7, 2017 for a fun, casual and inspiring evening for parents! We will be speaking to you about the five critical steps to your child's independence to allow them...

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27Apr No Comments
We challenge you to reduce

We challenge you to reduce

As we come to the end of Earth month, we can focus our awareness on our final #RealResponsibility - Reducing. This cycle has the power to decrease the waste in our world. We begin by reducing the items coming into...

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20Apr No Comments
How do you reuse?

How do you reuse?

"One man's trash is another man's treasure" This feels like an ideal quote for this week's #RealResponsibilty - Reuse. Reusing items on an ongoing basis is something that many families do and kids are great at coming up with ways...

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13Apr No Comments
Do you recycle?

Do you recycle?

This month, as we focus on Earth Month, we are reminded of our environmental responsibilities. We often hear about Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. The following image really puts these three actions into perspective. This week, we’ll start at the bottom...

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Responsibility for the Earth

Responsibility for the Earth

The month of April has been designated Earth Month and we are taking advantage of that to focus on awareness and intentions around care for the earth. The 4 Rs of Earth Month This month we talk about Responsibility, Recycle,...

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23Mar No Comments
Car time

Car time

Statistics show that more and more time is being spent in a car. Does your family meet that mold? When we read that the average mom spends 66 minutes per day driving, we both laughed. Only 66 minutes?!! For many...

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23Feb No Comments
When, Where and How?

When, Where and How?

#NoPhoneFamilyDay hit home with many families this week. We've heard from kids, parents, grandparents and non-parents about the realizations they had while disconnecting from social media on Family Day. Some people found it pretty easy to do, others found it...

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T-I-M-E

T-I-M-E

Kids spell love T-I-M-E. Parents can sometimes feel that they are spending so much time meeting their kids needs and wants: cooking, cleaning, driving, volunteering, school; that there isn't that much more time to give. It seems that there is...

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15Dec No Comments
5 tips for enjoyable holiday time

5 tips for enjoyable holiday time

Only a few days left, and the kids will be home for the break. How long will it be until some adult in your house is nagging at kids to get off of technology or help with the housework? How...

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Is there an Elf on your Shelf?

Is there an Elf on your Shelf?

What's it all about? Is there an Elf on your shelf? If there is, why do you have it? If your answer is - we love it, it's fun - I like hiding it and the kids love to find...

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13Oct No Comments
How are you starting your day?

How are you starting your day?

It's time to take stock: How are you starting your day? We hear from parents who are dreading the moment that their child wakes up, never knowing if this will be a good day OR a disaster from the start....

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12May No Comments
But....I don't know

But….I don’t know

"But...What?!....I dunno!" The excuses continue. "But," you say, "How can but or what be an excuse? And what if someone really doesn't know?" In reality, these everyday, mild-mannered words are not always excuses. However, when emitted from the lips of...

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12Nov No Comments
Parenting is: Talking to your kids about Fentanyl

Parenting is: Talking to your kids about Fentanyl

While many of us have been hearing about Alberta's problem with the drug, Fentanyl for a while now, the message doesn't seem to be going away. Justin Giovannetti's article in the Globe and Mail this week, spelled it out: Alberta...

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Why do we think we can buy happiness?

Why do we think we can buy happiness?

This month, our questions are all about stuff. As a society, we seem to be accumulating a lot of stuff; in our homes, in our cars, in the landfills. We hear from parents that their kids don't put stuff away...

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14Nov No Comments
What are you saying to your kids?

What are you saying to your kids?

As you continue to build connections in your family, we remind you to keep it real. Here’s where you may want to raise your awareness even more by noticing what you are actually saying to your kids. What are you...

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