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14Feb
Create your best Family Day!

Create your best Family Day!

Get ready to for your best Family Day yet! It's right around the corner! #NoPhoneFamilyDay is next Monday. 3 Things to Remember: 1. It's not all or nothing Does putting down the phone for the whole day seem inconceivable? No...

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8Feb
NoPhoneFamilyDay 2018

NoPhoneFamilyDay 2018

IT'S BACK... In 2017, we created #NoPhoneFamilyDay.Parents across Calgary took advantage of this movement and set an intention to leave the phones on the charger (for much of the day) and spent time together connecting, relaxing, exercising, sharing, playing and...

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5Feb
No Phone Family Day 2018

No Phone Family Day 2018

Happy February! Family Day is just around the corner and we're happy to be putting together #NoPhoneFamilyDay 2018, our second year and continuation of what we started last year. We want to encourage you to put away the phones for...

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24Jan
Consistency of thought

Consistency of thought

"Thoughts become things...pick good ones!" ~ Mike Dooley We chose our business name for a reason. We want our clients (YOU) to believe that you have the ability to effect change in your lives and those of your children. You...

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18Jan
Consistent Time4Family

Consistent Time4Family

One of the best places to begin practicing consistency is in the use of our time. Time can feel like it is moving so quickly when we are not aware of how we spend it. There are 4 different and...

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20Dec
# Holiday Break Calm

# Holiday Break Calm

Here we are, the final week of 2017. As we head into the winter break with our kids, we revisit our 2017 theme, CONNECT. Time off of school and work, time with family and friends creates spaces for connection. Time...

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14Dec
Social Calm

Social Calm

At this time of the year, there are many opportunities for connection. Social gatherings, family visits and celebratory meals mean that we get the chance to reconnect with old friends, meet new ones and share traditions with families. Opportunity or...

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7Dec
#HolidayCalm

#HolidayCalm

Our focus for the month of December is #Calm. This month can feel harried and crazy, even if it is filled with stuff we really want to do. And of course, every month has bits and pieces of things that...

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2Dec
Managing the holidays for separated and divorced families - BT Calgary

Managing the holidays for separated and divorced families – BT Calgary

Julie Freedman Smith, Parenting Power on Breakfast Television, provides valuable parenting advice and tips for separated or divorced families this holiday season. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH0BpCNVUIg[/embedyt]

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30Nov
Family Consistency

Family Consistency

We've said it for years, "Consistency is the key!" You can set expectations, determine consequences, and set up plans. All of these things can be in place but if no one actually follows through consistently it won't work. Kids need...

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23Nov
Family Connection

Family Connection

The fall has moved by so quickly this year. In one week, we begin what is potentially the busiest month of the year. That's reason enough to consider #FamilyConnection. We continue to hear from parents that they are exhausted from...

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16Nov
Managing Power Struggles - BT Calgary

Managing Power Struggles – BT Calgary

Gail Bell visits Breakfast Television Calgary on November 16, 2017 to provide her tips and strategies to help avoid power struggles with your child. With a little trust and responsibility, parents can work out solutions with their child. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPwk-8bifM4[/embedyt]

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16Nov
Family Expectations

Family Expectations

Are your family expectations realistic? Are you hoping for the impossible? As you spend the month of November focusing on #Family, you can get even clearer about what you are wanting to see happening on a daily, or weekly basis,...

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9Nov
Family Meals

Family Meals

In a recent article, Everybody's Eating Alone, the work of Professor Sylvain Charlebois, dean of the faculty of management at Dalhouse University is quoted. He's the lead author of Disintegration of Food Habits. "Contemporary Canadians are experience a disruption of...

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1Nov
Family Calendar

Family Calendar

For the month of November, we're focusing on #Family. Rather than looking at all the stuff going on outside the home (sports, extracurricular activities, school, friends,) we are turning inward to get the family in good shape and feeling like...

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26Oct
Do not assume

Do not assume

This month, we've been talking about #NoGuilt parenting. Today, let's talk about the way parents' assumptions can create guilt. Assuming that we are letting our kids (and others) down, may lead to feelings of guilt. However, everyone knows, "When you...

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20Oct
Fixing Bedtime Habits - BT Calgary

Fixing Bedtime Habits – BT Calgary

Julie Freedman-Smith on Breakfast Television Calgary October 19, 2017. Are you getting enough sleep at night? If your kids are crawling into your bed during the night and it's affecting your child or your overall sleep, Julie offers suggestions on...

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19Oct
Impeccable Words

Impeccable Words

Another great step to #NoGuilt, is found in the First Agreement of The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz: "Be Impeccable with Your Word The word is the most powerful tool you have as a human; it is a tool...

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12Oct
Don't take it personally

Don’t take it personally

Getting clear about what is right for your family is not always as easy as it is simple. As we mentioned last week, the expectations we originally had for the kind of family we would raise might not be based...

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27Sep
A for Effort

A for Effort

Last week, we got an email question about grades and effort. This is the perfect time of year to talk about the value of effort. We know that not all kids are going to be academically strong. We also know...

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