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16Apr
How are you making time for yourself?

How are you making time for yourself?

When we talk about parenting, we are often focusing on the children. The truth is, parenting is about the parents and we can't have energy to devote to our kids if we don't look after ourselves first. Daniel Siegel and...

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9Apr
Are you making real connections?

Are you making real connections?

Last week, we considered Sleep time, and now we turn our attention to what Daniel Siegel and David Rock call "Connecting time - Intimate private time between you and those you love and care for." We really don't need to...

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2Apr
How are you spending your time?

How are you spending your time?

This month, we are talking about time. It is not uncommon to hear, "Where did the time go?" or "Time is moving so quickly!" Perhaps we are losing track of how our time is used. Oprah Winfrey recently said,"Time is...

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28Feb
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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24Feb
Why pay someone for bike lessons?

Why pay someone for bike lessons?

Over the past 10 years, we've noticed that parents are paying someone to teach things to children that have been learned at home for decades. This week's tough question is: Why pay someone to teach your child to ride a...

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22Jan
What's the payoff?

What’s the payoff?

Excuses are out there. If we know about them, why do we keep using them? The Payoff: When we use excuses, we don't need to get real...we don't need to own it. We don't have to admit our faults or...

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15Jan
Where do excuses come from?

Where do excuses come from?

Did you find any excuses? As you opened your awareness last week, did you find any excuses popping up in your family? Were they true? The excuses we heard the most from parents this week were: I'm really busy... I...

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8Jan
Our theme for 2015 is OWN IT!

Our theme for 2015 is OWN IT!

We're all humans, making choices; many that we've never made before. SO...we are going to succeed and we are going to fail - 50:50. Great, let's own the success and let's own the failure because that is where we learn...

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18Dec
Does your language teach gratitude?

Does your language teach gratitude?

This month, we've been talking about gratitude - living it and teaching it to our children. We've talked about gratitude for stuff and situations. Today, we go a bit deeper - we are focusing on gratitude for who we are...

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11Dec
Exactly why do you need that new phone?

Exactly why do you need that new phone?

The papers are getting fatter (we still get an actual newspaper - do you?) Oodles of flyers keep telling us all the new things that we need, or that our significant others need in order to make themselves happy. This...

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4Dec
Do you know what you have?

Do you know what you have?

This month, we are focusing on gratitude. So many parents ask us how they can teach their kids about gratitude. The reality is, our kids learn what they live. If we want them to know gratitude, we need to model...

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27Nov
Connection draws people together

Connection draws people together

Brené Brown defines connection as, "the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued can give and receive without judgement; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship." Comparison and judgement (of self and...

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20Nov
Does it still take a village?

Does it still take a village?

We've been talking about connection - connection with our kids, and our families. What's the next step? There's an old saying, "It takes a village to raise a child." Does it still apply? Are we still connected to the village?...

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16Oct
Do you know the effects of technology on your child’s brain?

Do you know the effects of technology on your child’s brain?

During the month of October, our blog posts are focusing on the Intentional use of Technology within our families. There is no question that technology is here to stay and has become an integral part of our daily lives. The...

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4Aug
Summer Screen Time

Summer Screen Time

Do you feel like your child has become a zombie, constantly in front of some device? There’s still time left to get your kids outside this summer and to stop the arguing about screen time. Why bother? According to the...

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