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Category Archives: Sports


24Sep No Comments
Avoiding Parenting Labels - BT Calgary Appearance

Avoiding Parenting Labels – BT Calgary Appearance

Julie Freedman Smith visits Breakfast Television Calgary on September 21, 2017 to talk about the unnecessary pressure parents put on kids when they identify themselves with their child's activities. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjiiW8hWAts[/embedyt]

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20Sep No Comments
Sports Parents

Sports Parents

It's the season when kids' activities begin so it's easy to get caught up in labels and defining your child and parents by their activities. More from Julie and Gail in this week's video post. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr_J5Gc2hQg[/embedyt]

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14Sep No Comments
Parent Labels: Are you a Soccer Parent, Dance Mom or Hockey Dad?

Parent Labels: Are you a Soccer Parent, Dance Mom or Hockey Dad?

It's that time of year, school has started and all of the extra-curricular activities are back on the calendar. Auditions, evaluations, practices...they add to the excitement and education in the lives of our families! Are you a Soccer Parent, Dance...

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30Aug No Comments
3 Steps to School

3 Steps to School

You know it is coming... If you listen very carefully, you can hear the opening notes of the theme from Jaws playing in the back of your mind. Da...da. Da....da. Da.da.Da.da. Dadadada. The notes are getting closer together! The tension...

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Does your child want you to watch?

Does your child want you to watch?

Activities are starting up again this fall. This means lots of car rides, practices, auditions, evaluations, home practice, games and performances in the months and weeks ahead. September is a great time to focus on how you (the parent) will...

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Self Esteem from Seven Different Angles

Self Esteem from Seven Different Angles

In her book, Mother-Daughter Wisdom, Christiane Northrup, M.D., devotes an entire chapter to the Anatomy of Self-esteem. She outlines seven areas of self-esteem. Let’s explore Dr. Northrup’s point of view of Self-esteem. Because this book is written about mothers and...

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24Jul 1 Comment
Summer Travel with Kids

Summer Travel with Kids

Whether across the province or the country, in a car, boat or plane, travel with children can be an “adventure” before you even leave your driveway. In our experience with our own families and the thousands we have coached, the...

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17Oct No Comments

What’s the right way to be involved in your kids’ sports?

A client asked our opinion about the behaviour of some parents of kids on his child’s sports team .   His son was on a level 4 team last year and is on a level 1 team this year.  He said he was quite...

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