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Category Archives: Summer


Books and brains

Books and brains

BOOKS Summertime is reading time, at least it is for many. For as long as both of us can remember, summer has been about picking up one book after another from a pile and digging in, on a hammock, at...

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20Jul No Comments
Light reading

Light reading

This week, we've put together a few bits of light reading for you, so find a comfortable chair, put your feet up, and check out these points of view about parenting. Has the 10,000-hour rule made a difference in your...

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12Jul No Comments
Siblings in the Summer

Siblings in the Summer

Too much togetherness is rarely a good thing, so set your kids up for success with realistic expectations for the summer. Follow these steps to build a plan that works for your family. Provide some structure Going from scheduled school-time...

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Stampede Fun: Stop the frowns before they start!

Stampede Fun: Stop the frowns before they start!

Plan First Do a little planning before you head out. Decide what makes sense for your family and let your kids know the plan from the start; involve them in the planning if you can. Junk Food One corn dog,...

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29Jun No Comments
Somewhere in between

Somewhere in between

For the month of June, we've been focusing on the fact that #ThereIsAlwaysTime. Today, we want to remind you that, while it feels like there are only two choices: All or Nothing, there is almost always a third choice: Something...

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22Jun No Comments
How will you connect?

How will you connect?

Summer provides us with a lot more time with the children. As we discussed last week, when kids are out of school, there may be up to 81 hours of "free time" for our kids each week (and this already...

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19Jun No Comments
Grab this book - make summer easier!

Grab this book – make summer easier!

We wanted to let you know about a wonderful family resource that is ready for you right now! Check out, Jody Robbins' new book, 25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit. We've known Jody for years and have always...

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28Jul No Comments
A silent start

A silent start

We hope that you've been enjoying the "lazy days of summer;" that you've made July a bit more restful than the rest of the year. Over the years, we've noticed that, just as the principal sets the tone of a...

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21Jul No Comments
How are you spending July?

How are you spending July?

We hope that you are still embracing summer. We dream that you are spending at least a part of your days eating yummy fresh fruit and running around with your kids or playing a great card game or board game....

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17Jul No Comments
5 Tools for Travelling with Kids

5 Tools for Travelling 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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