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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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17Feb No Comments
What did you buy this week and why?

What did you buy this week and why?

We know logically that money can't buy happiness, yet at times, it feels like it can. When Valentine's Day is coming, stores tell us that we need to buy cards, candy, and maybe other treats as well. It can be...

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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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18Nov No Comments
How Did I end up with "THAT KID?"

How Did I end up with “THAT KID?”

How does it happen?[caption id="attachment_1161" align="alignright" width="150"] photo courtesy of istockphoto.com[/caption] “My child sasses back at me.” “My son will not practice the piano.” “I’m not sure how I got the kid who is lousy at school.” Lately, there seems...

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16Sep No Comments
Make Homework Battles Go Away

Make Homework Battles Go Away

Designers say that redecorating your child’s study area will make things better. Stationary stores will tell you it is the fancy binders and the brand new, funky supplies that will make the difference. We’re here to tell you what will...

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15Apr No Comments
Is my Child's Behavior Normal? What's Wrong with my Parenting?

Is my Child’s Behavior Normal? What’s Wrong with my Parenting?

At Parenting Power, the overreaching question we hear is “IS THIS NORMAL?” It feels like parents have worked up a great deal of courage to contact us and say, “My child does this. It makes me want to scream (or...

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14Mar No Comments
Changing your "Why?" to "How" can help your parenting!

Changing your “Why?” to “How” can help your parenting!

Three little letters Doesn’t seem like much – three little letters. Three little letters can make a big difference in our daily lives. In his book, WOW A Handbook for Living, Zen Ohashi shares, “When a problem occurs, it is...

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All Parents Make Mistakes

All Parents Make Mistakes

It’s pretty easy screw up parenting. The fact is, parenting is real life. We tell kids (who are facing new experiences daily) that mistakes are a part of learning. They are for parents too. Sadly, parents are often really hard...

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18Feb No Comments
Why work to make life "fun"? It already is!

Why work to make life “fun”? It already is!

It seems that some kids nowadays don’t wake up excited about the day – whatever the day. We even hear children whine about privileges, “Awww, do I have to go to hockey practice?” Hockey is a privilege! Some children seem...

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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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18Dec 6 Comments
Real-Life Christmas

Real-Life Christmas

To the tune of On the Twelfth Day Of Christmas • 12 children shrieking, • 11 cards unwritten, • 10 school performances, • 9 tardy guests, • 8 charities waiting, • 7 surfaces un-dusted, • 6 gifts not bought, •...

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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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6Dec 2 Comments
Surviving Holiday Meltdowns

Surviving Holiday Meltdowns

Despite prayers and wishes to the contrary, we cannot control our children’s behaviours. We CAN control our own and that is especially important when Holiday celebrations become holiday disasters. Here are 5 tips to get you invited back next year:...

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5Jul 1 Comment
Ditch that Summer Itch - what is really bugging you about your family this summer?

Ditch that Summer Itch – what is really bugging you about your family this summer?

With the advent of summer, our days seem longer as the “busy” nature of our lives relents. The slower pace sheds light on issues previously ignored. For many families the “Big ITCH” is the reminder that our kids really aren’t...

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14May No Comments
When "Stuff" Happens at School - how do you know what's real?

When “Stuff” Happens at School – how do you know what’s real?

In the last few weeks, a variety of parents have asked, My son says a classmate is being mean to him "all the time" what do I do about that? My daughter says that she has no friends and is...

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26Jul No Comments
Is Your Young Child Asking Questions You Don’t Know How To Answer?

Is Your Young Child Asking Questions You Don’t Know How To Answer?

“Mom, how did that baby get in your tummy?” Suddenly, you stumble and begin to stutter – the stork seems like a great answer. What will you say? Stalling Techniques 101 One of the easiest ways to regain your footing...

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