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13Jan
Parenting: 10 Things your kids need in 2014

Parenting: 10 Things your kids need in 2014

E-Comm—the regional emergency communication centre for southwest B.C.—has released a list of 2013’s most absurd reasons to call the emergency line. With over 2500 calls per day, all of the items on the list are crazy, and two really stand...

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16Jun
Surviving Summer Boredom and Sibling Rivalry

Surviving Summer Boredom and Sibling Rivalry

Summer brings a change of pace. Evenings stretch later and mornings aren’t so harried. Casual calm can evolve into casual chaos! Togetherness 24/7 can be quite taxing. Emotions get out of hand and sibling rivalry sky-rockets. Expecting our children to...

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2Jun
What does Self Esteem look like?

What does Self Esteem look like?

While we can't actually see Self Esteem, it shows itself through the following symptoms: 1. Acceptance - Knowing that your weaknesses exist because you are normal and not because you are a loser. 2. Belonging - Knowing that you are...

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14Mar
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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18Feb
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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14Dec

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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20Mar

JUST SAY NO!

Just say NO! If we want our kids to say no to drugs, alcohol, shop-lifting, bullies and the proverbial jumping of the bridge, they need to know how it's done. As parents, if we wait for media, music or movies...

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22Nov
Consumerism and Technology - affecting our children

Consumerism and Technology – affecting our children

In a National Post article (Nov 19), British Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks reminds us all that "Consumerism is the quickest way to unhappiness." http://www.nationalpost.com/news/culture+stemmed+from+Jobs+chief+rabbi/5736788/story.html Rabbi Sacks made the following points: We are living in the “i” generation – in fact he calls it...

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7Nov
Making Allowance Easy

Making Allowance Easy

Just as we give our kids books to nurture their knowledge of reading, giving our kids money as a manipulative enables them to learn about money – spending, saving and giving. Whether you choose to link money to chores or...

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17Oct

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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11Oct

How do we teach gratitude?

The best way to teach our kids anything is to live it. So when we want to teach gratitude, we model it. We take time to recognize what we have (through conversations with them and also with others) and when...

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