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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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Is the economy troubling your kids?

Is the economy troubling your kids?

Are you talking to your kids about today's economy? We know that many parents are choosing to stay quiet about the downturn. They don't want to burden their kids with the family finances or economic worries. We also know that...

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Parenting is: model intentional spending

Parenting is: model intentional spending

AND WE'RE OFF! The countdown to Christmas (or Chanukah - or whatever your family tradition) has begun! For many families, this means lists and shopping, parties and concerts, wrapping and traveling. It usually also means SPENDING! As Emily Holland writes...

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28Feb No Comments
Can you go a week without buying stuff?

Can you go a week without buying stuff?

Buying things for our kids is often about making the moment easier or keeping them content. In a recent Globe and Mail article, Becky Blair talks about buying "seemingly healthy fast foods" for her kids. "Once I get home and...

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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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Make the most of Stampede with your kids!

Make the most of Stampede with your kids!

Come Hell or High Water, there is a stampede this year and a C-train to get us there! If you are stomping down to the grounds or even taking part in other activities around Calgary, here are some tips to...

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12Feb No Comments
Kids and Money

Kids and Money

February means we have “money on the brain”. Either the holiday credit cards still need to be paid off or RRSP contribution questions are floating around our heads with deadlines feeling like they are looming. Is there ever a time...

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