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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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11May No Comments
Why don't they appreciate anything?

Why don’t they appreciate anything?

At Parenting Power, our beliefs are simple. You build a child from the inside – out; from the ground – up. You devote time to cultivating strong roots and a firm core. You allow leaves and shoots to develop once...

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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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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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18Aug No Comments
Back to school success in 5 clear steps

Back to school success in 5 clear steps

They’re heading back and now’s the time to get them ready. Whether it is their first day ever or just the first day for this grade, here are 5 things to consider: 1. TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT YOUR KID...

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28Jul No Comments
Get kids out of the pool without a fight

Get kids out of the pool without a fight

It started out so simply – you asked your child to get out of the pool. She screamed, “NO!” and an entire pool crowd is suddenly silent and staring at you. Now what? Do you go in and get her?...

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15Jan No Comments
Do Not Give up on Discipline

Do Not Give up on Discipline

A new book by Dr. Shefali Tsabary, was released this week. We had the opportunity to read the advanced copy of Out of Control – Why Disciplining Your Child Doesn’t Work – And What Will and wanted to share our...

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11Jun No Comments
Baby Steps to Self Esteem

Baby Steps to Self Esteem

So where will you start? We know the importance of Self Esteem for our children. In our recent webinar, Polly Young-Eisendrath (author of the Self Esteem Trap) told us that we don’t necessarily need to love ourselves in order to...

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15Apr No Comments
Is my Child's Behavior Normal? What's Wrong with my Parenting?

Is my Child’s Behavior Normal? What’s Wrong with my Parenting?

At Parenting Power, the overreaching question we hear is “IS THIS NORMAL?” It feels like parents have worked up a great deal of courage to contact us and say, “My child does this. It makes me want to scream (or...

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27Mar No Comments
Mom I'm BORED! - Tips to save your parenting sanity

Mom I’m BORED! – Tips to save your parenting sanity

Spring Break, can wreak havoc in the hearts of parents everywhere. The three, most dreaded words are: MOM, I’M BORED! In our society, many children are used to being entertained throughout the day. Parents often believe that they must fix...

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18Feb No Comments
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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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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