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Category Archives: Values


18Jan No Comments
Consistent Time4Family

Consistent Time4Family

One of the best places to begin practicing consistency is in the use of our time. Time can feel like it is moving so quickly when we are not aware of how we spend it. There are 4 different and...

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20Dec No Comments
# Holiday Break Calm

# Holiday Break Calm

Here we are, the final week of 2017. As we head into the winter break with our kids, we revisit our 2017 theme, CONNECT. Time off of school and work, time with family and friends creates spaces for connection. Time...

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16Nov No Comments
Managing Power Struggles - BT Calgary

Managing Power Struggles – BT Calgary

Gail Bell visits Breakfast Television Calgary on November 16, 2017 to provide her tips and strategies to help avoid power struggles with your child. With a little trust and responsibility, parents can work out solutions with their child. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPwk-8bifM4[/embedyt]

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Family Meals

Family Meals

In a recent article, Everybody's Eating Alone, the work of Professor Sylvain Charlebois, dean of the faculty of management at Dalhouse University is quoted. He's the lead author of Disintegration of Food Habits. "Contemporary Canadians are experience a disruption of...

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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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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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Too much stuff

Too much stuff

Welcome to May! As we move on from our month of reducing, reusing and recycling, we are moving to a month devoted to clearing out the clutter; #TooMuchStuff. Our belief at Parenting Power is simple: You build a child from...

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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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26Jan No Comments
Losing track of time

Losing track of time

How much of our lives are lost to the phone? It's not uncommon to hear parents telling kids, "Hurry, hurry! There's no time to dawdle!" Many people feel that there just isn't enough time. A Global Web Index 2016 survey...

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Is there an Elf on your Shelf?

Is there an Elf on your Shelf?

What's it all about? Is there an Elf on your shelf? If there is, why do you have it? If your answer is - we love it, it's fun - I like hiding it and the kids love to find...

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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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20Mar No Comments
What does your child pay for (and how)?

What does your child pay for (and how)?

When we talk about teaching life skills, we have to talk about money. There is no question that our kids are learning about money at a very early age. They hear us discussing what we can and can't afford. They...

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30Sep No Comments
Family is the key ingredient to Real Life Family Dinners

Family is the key ingredient to Real Life Family Dinners

This isn’t the first time you’ve heard us talk about REAL LIFE and it won’t be the last. It’s what we do: focus on tools for Real Life Parenting. Today, we are talking about the real life family dinner. Not...

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Mother's Day Resolution: Don't be too nice to your kids

Mother’s Day Resolution: Don’t be too nice to your kids

Mother’s Day brings with it thoughts of flowers and brunch, cards and artwork; wonderful ways to recognize moms and thank them for their efforts year-round. As mothers, we may feel elated at the treatment or wonder just how much will...

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16Sep No Comments
Make Homework Battles Go Away

Make Homework Battles Go Away

Designers say that redecorating your child’s study area will make things better. Stationary stores will tell you it is the fancy binders and the brand new, funky supplies that will make the difference. We’re here to tell you what 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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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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12Feb No Comments
Kids and Money

Kids and Money

February means we have “money on the brain”. Either the holiday credit cards still need to be paid off or RRSP contribution questions are floating around our heads with deadlines feeling like they are looming. Is there ever a time...

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15Jan No Comments
Resolutions Any Day of the Year

Resolutions Any Day of the Year

New Year’s resolutions are often made to be broken, but when it comes to parenting, we can resolve to make a fresh start any day of the year. Thankfully, our children are with us day after day and we have...

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16Oct 1 Comment
What Each of Us CAN do about Bullying

What Each of Us CAN do about Bullying

The word “Bullying” is flying at us so often these days, it is almost as if it has a PR team behind it. Move out of the way Starbucks, MacDonalds and Walmart – Bullying is the new “place to be”....

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