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30Nov No Comments
Family Consistency

Family Consistency

We've said it for years, "Consistency is the key!" You can set expectations, determine consequences, and set up plans. All of these things can be in place but if no one actually follows through consistently it won't work. Kids need...

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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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16Nov No Comments
Family Expectations

Family Expectations

Are your family expectations realistic? Are you hoping for the impossible? As you spend the month of November focusing on #Family, you can get even clearer about what you are wanting to see happening on a daily, or weekly basis,...

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Family Calendar

Family Calendar

For the month of November, we're focusing on #Family. Rather than looking at all the stuff going on outside the home (sports, extracurricular activities, school, friends,) we are turning inward to get the family in good shape and feeling like...

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26Oct No Comments
Do not assume

Do not assume

This month, we've been talking about #NoGuilt parenting. Today, let's talk about the way parents' assumptions can create guilt. Assuming that we are letting our kids (and others) down, may lead to feelings of guilt. However, everyone knows, "When you...

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Dealing with parenting guilt - BT Calgary

Dealing with parenting guilt – BT Calgary

Gail Bell visits Breakfast Television Calgary on October 5, 2017 to discuss parenting guilt, a self imposed felling that we bring on when our expectations and reality do not match. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE3Dz8d5Qxs[/embedyt]

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25Jul No Comments
BT Calgary - Kids and Chores

BT Calgary – Kids and Chores

How do you get your kids to do their chores? Julie Freedman Smith on Breakfast Television Calgary on July 20, 2017. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPyfHo-WV9s[/embedyt]

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[VIDEO] Parenting Teenagers - Walking the fine line

[VIDEO] Parenting Teenagers – Walking the fine line

Teenagers! Do you have one? You may relate here! How do you walk the fine line as a parent, giving them the freedom and flexibility they need, while keeping in place the boundaries and expectations you have for them? A...

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21Apr No Comments
Is your child allowed to make mistakes?

Is your child allowed to make mistakes?

At the beginning of April, we shared that power lies in choice. We always have the ability to affect change by choosing our actions and the resulting consequences. The means of teaching our kids about their power is to teach...

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Who's responsibility is it anyway?

Who’s responsibility is it anyway?

Over the years, you've heard us mention that we need to stop doing things for our kids and encourage them to take responsibility for themselves. The one big responsibility that adults can't hand over to kids is the responsibility of...

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17Sep No Comments
Our favourite parenting shortcut

Our favourite parenting shortcut

The best shortcut for parenting is knowing where you stand. Don't be afraid of getting it wrong or that someone else can do it better. Give some clear thought to the rules you want to put into place and then,...

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14Jul No Comments
Family is Team #1

Family is Team #1

You’ll often hear us talking about family as Community #1 or Team #1. At Parenting Power, we believe that our kids learn about community by living in a family; after all, kids live what they learn and learn what they...

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10Jul No Comments
4 Steps to Help Siblings Get Along

4 Steps to Help Siblings Get Along

Summer Siblings - Stop the Fights Before They Happen By Julie Freedman Smith and Gail Bell Too much togetherness is rarely a good thing, so set your kids up for success with realistic expectations for the summer. Follow these steps...

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Which lesson will you teach?

Which lesson will you teach?

Your child is misbehaving and: A. You are too tired to do anything B. You know that you want to yell but you don’t even have the energy for it C. You know you should do something and you don’t...

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14May No Comments
Parenting and Trust

Parenting and Trust

We believe that there are three key components to parenting and trust: Trusting Yourself: A parent knows their child the best – to that end, we encourage parents to trust themselves. Listen to your body when it is telling you...

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17Mar No Comments
Parenting: Spring Break Survival Guide

Parenting: Spring Break Survival Guide

Spring “BREAK” can feel anything but relaxing! Whether you are traveling with your family or staying home, here are 5 ways to make Spring Break easier on everyone: 1. With little ones, Sleep is the key. Whether you are staying...

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5Jul 1 Comment
Ditch that Summer Itch - what is really bugging you about your family this summer?

Ditch that Summer Itch – what is really bugging you about your family this summer?

With the advent of summer, our days seem longer as the “busy” nature of our lives relents. The slower pace sheds light on issues previously ignored. For many families the “Big ITCH” is the reminder that our kids really aren’t...

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28Sep No Comments
Plagiarism and Late Assignments... are they wrong?

Plagiarism and Late Assignments… are they wrong?

Having read and re read the article Teachable Moment or the Wrong Message by Sarah Boesveld, National Post • Sept. 28, 2011, we were moved to share our position. There is no question of the value of teachable moments when...

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