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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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BT Calgary: Moving with Kids - Gail Bell

BT Calgary: Moving with Kids – Gail Bell

Gail's visit on Breakfast Television Calgary on Thursday, June 29, 2017 and she discusses strategy and preparation for moving with kids. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW27mMyCUmU[/embedyt]

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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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15Jun No Comments
Julie Freedman Smith - Making Amends on BT Calgary

Julie Freedman Smith – Making Amends on BT Calgary

When saying "I'm sorry" won't cut it. Julie talks with Leah Sarich on Breakfast Television Calgary about the four steps involved in teaching your child to make amends. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npfeiqviJ0g[/embedyt]

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15Jun No Comments
168 Hours

168 Hours

First things first Thank you to those of you who let us know your responses to our weekly blogs. Mostly, you are letting us know that we are hitting our mark. Sometimes, you are helping us to see where we...

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[VIDEO] Building Blocks for Parents - June 7, 2017

[VIDEO] Building Blocks for Parents – June 7, 2017

We invite you all to come and join us on June 7, 2017 for a fun, casual and inspiring evening for parents! We will be speaking to you about the five critical steps to your child's independence to allow them...

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10Apr 1 Comment
[VIDEO] Are we putting too much pressure on our kids?

[VIDEO] Are we putting too much pressure on our kids?

Julie and Gail discuss their thoughts and attention to the intentions we have as parents to set up our kids for success. But are our intentions putting too much pressure on our kids to succeed? [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL0-Id9riW4[/embedyt]

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[VIDEO] Breakfast Television - Teaching your kids to converse with Adults

[VIDEO] Breakfast Television – Teaching your kids to converse with Adults

Gail Bell visits Breakfast Television on Thursday, April 6, 2017 to talk to Ted Henley about why we need to teach our kids to people converse with adults. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl3H6c4vH-A[/embedyt]

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25Jan No Comments
Setting Goals with Teenagers - Gail Bell on BT Calgary

Setting Goals with Teenagers – Gail Bell on BT Calgary

Gail Bell visits Breakfast Television Calgary this morning to discuss strategies to help teenagers, set goals, and get organized to help them achieve. It's half way through the year and the perfect time to check in with them to see...

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Wish Lists

Wish Lists

For the month of December, we're asking: What's It All About? We know that our readers celebrate many different holidays this month. Our intention is to bring clarity to these holiday celebrations. We decided to start, by talking about Holiday...

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17Nov No Comments
Are you really teaching philanthropy?

Are you really teaching philanthropy?

Yesterday was National Philanthropy Day. That put a bit of a bee in our bonnets. There is no question that philanthropy is important for the world and that there will always be people who need help from others. Philanthropy comes...

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10Nov No Comments
Finding Purpose

Finding Purpose

Helping our kids to find purpose doesn't seem that hard. Finding something for our kids to do to help out seems simple. However, in many families, there really isn't that much that they NEED to do, and it is often...

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We all need a REAL purpose

We all need a REAL purpose

Purpose. This month, our focus is purpose. Kids need purpose. Actually, humans need purpose. In their book, Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World, H.Stephen Glenn and Jane Nelsen write about the importance of meaningful roles: "We are the first...

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27Oct No Comments
Can you make anyone happy?

Can you make anyone happy?

Last week, we asked if doing too much for your kids left you with a bitter taste in your mouth. This week, we are talking about trying to make kids happy. At Parenting Power, we are starting to wonder whether...

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13Oct No Comments
How are you starting your day?

How are you starting your day?

It's time to take stock: How are you starting your day? We hear from parents who are dreading the moment that their child wakes up, never knowing if this will be a good day OR a disaster from the start....

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29Sep No Comments
Freedom

Freedom

Parents carry a lot of responsibility. Sometimes it can feel really, really heavy. This responsibility can weigh in the form of guilt, or the pressure to make decisions on a daily basis. While many daily situations provide us with choices,...

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22Sep No Comments
Talking to teachers and coaches

Talking to teachers and coaches

With the kids back at school and getting started with recreational activities, today's focus will be on communication with teachers and coaches. With kids in younger grades, it can be helpful to have an initial meeting with the teacher/coach while...

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20Sep No Comments
Developing resilient teens

Developing resilient teens

As you know, at Parenting Power, we are passionate about supporting teens. This generation of teens has the digital world at their fingertips, and are pioneering new ways to live with technology every day. Yet in a time when we...

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15Sep No Comments
You can end the mom guilt (and dad guilt too!)

You can end the mom guilt (and dad guilt too!)

This video has been making the rounds on Facebook lately. The video struck a chord with us because it is encouraging individuals and society to OWN IT and to find clarity in how each of us spends our time and...

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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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