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10Mar No Comments
Should you take your kids out of school for vacation?

Should you take your kids out of school for vacation?

It's that time of year....Spring Break is just around the corner. Is it ok to take your kids out of school for travel and vacation? Julie is on Breakfast Television to talk about the pros and the cons of allowing...

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No Phone Family Day - Julie Freedman Smith on BT Calgary

No Phone Family Day – Julie Freedman Smith on BT Calgary

For just one day, Julie Freedman Smith explains why ditching the technology, even for just one holiday, can be beneficial in creating a bond with your kids. [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzF0zwPC1TE[/embedyt]

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26Jan No Comments
Losing track of time

Losing track of time

How much of our lives are lost to the phone? It's not uncommon to hear parents telling kids, "Hurry, hurry! There's no time to dawdle!" Many people feel that there just isn't enough time. A Global Web Index 2016 survey...

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11Jan No Comments
Why it's  good time to connect with our kids

Why it’s good time to connect with our kids

Now is the time to set the intention to connect with our kids and why it's a good time to connect with them. Julie discusses all of it and more on BT Calgary. [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPciEcDSt9I[/embedyt]

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5 Tips for Post US Election parenting

5 Tips for Post US Election parenting

What your child does not need to hear today is adults panicking about politics! Parents are asking us what they should say to their children. Here are our thoughts: This is a great opportunity for all parents to stop and...

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16Oct No Comments
Do you know the effects of technology on your child’s brain?

Do you know the effects of technology on your child’s brain?

During the month of October, our blog posts are focusing on the Intentional use of Technology within our families. There is no question that technology is here to stay and has become an integral part of our daily lives. The...

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Are you giving up on parenting around technology?

Are you giving up on parenting around technology?

In a recent article in the Washington Post – Parenting as a Gen Xer: We’re the first generation of parents in the age of iEverything, Allison Slater Tate discusses how challenging it can be, parenting “among the first truly high-tech...

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14Dec 4 Comments

Dealing with Scary News

Whether in the media or on the school yard, there will always be scary news. The worry begins: Could the same thing happen to you? How do you talk about it without scaring the pants off of your kids? 1....

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24Oct No Comments
How much screen time is your child getting?

How much screen time is your child getting?

This week in the Globe and Mail it was reported that according to the American Academy of Paediatrics, kids 2 and younger should be “screen free” as much as possible and those exposed to excessive amounts of media may experience...

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