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16Mar No Comments
The secret to a great Spring Break

The secret to a great Spring Break

Spending a week of #RealTime together can be a test for any family. Whether you are heading out on vacation or staying at home, there is a great tool that every family can use to set themselves up for success....

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23Feb No Comments
When, Where and How?

When, Where and How?

#NoPhoneFamilyDay hit home with many families this week. We've heard from kids, parents, grandparents and non-parents about the realizations they had while disconnecting from social media on Family Day. Some people found it pretty easy to do, others found it...

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16Feb 3 Comments
Plans for #NoPhoneFamilyDay

Plans for #NoPhoneFamilyDay

It has been exciting to watch the spread of #NoPhoneFamilyDay over the last month! The two of us have been regularly stopped by friends and viewers only to have them confirm, "Our family is on board for Family Day!" As...

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No Phone Family Day - Julie Freedman Smith on BT Calgary

No Phone Family Day – Julie Freedman Smith on BT Calgary

For just one day, Julie Freedman Smith explains why ditching the technology, even for just one holiday, can be beneficial in creating a bond with your kids. [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzF0zwPC1TE[/embedyt]

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Awareness

Awareness

Many years ago, we created our signature program: Parenting with a Plan. In it, we built 5 steps to help parents tackle any parenting challenge that they face. The very first step in Parenting with a Plan is Awareness. Awareness...

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Technology in the bedroom

Technology in the bedroom

We need to start by thanking everyone for the wonderful response we've had about #NoPhoneFamilyDay! Please keep sharing our posts and tweets and spreading the word. Now, let's get back to today's message: In order to connect with ourselves (and...

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19Jan 1 Comment
Which 2 friends will you tell?

Which 2 friends will you tell?

We are excited to share some news with you! In partnership with the YMCA Calgary, we are starting a new movement: #NoPhoneFamilyDay That's right - on February 20, 2017 - Family Day, we're encouraging you to do three things: 1....

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11Jan No Comments
Why it's  good time to connect with our kids

Why it’s good time to connect with our kids

Now is the time to set the intention to connect with our kids and why it's a good time to connect with them. Julie discusses all of it and more on BT Calgary. [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPciEcDSt9I[/embedyt]

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10Dec No Comments
Parenting is: Clearly defining inside and outside

Parenting is: Clearly defining inside and outside

Do your kids know the difference between inside and outside? Does that sound like a trick question? It is. Everyone knows this difference don't they? We started Parenting Power back in 2002. It was a world without smart phones, iPads,...

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24Jul No Comments
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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28May No Comments
When are your kids getting quiet?

When are your kids getting quiet?

There is a lot of noise in today's world. It can be very distracting. We're not just talking about loud sounds, we are talking about the hum of the schedule, the buzz of the to-do list in the brain, the...

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13Mar No Comments
Is it your job to entertain your child?

Is it your job to entertain your child?

We are constantly hearing about the word 'Busy'. Robert Holden, in his book Success Intelligence, calls 'busy' the new status symbol; wherein appearing busy implies that one has greater status and value. Perhaps this status symbol is trickling down to...

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28Feb No Comments
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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16Oct No Comments
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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How does technology fit into your family?

How does technology fit into your family?

For many of families, technology has become an integral part of the daily routine. It may start with your smart phone waking you up in the morning, your playlist supplying the soundtrack to your home and driving life. Many of...

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