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27Sep No Comments
A for Effort

A for Effort

Last week, we got an email question about grades and effort. This is the perfect time of year to talk about the value of effort. We know that not all kids are going to be academically strong. We also know...

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What's missing?

What’s missing?

Something is missing... Really, when you look at your teen and wonder what on earth is going on in his/her head, remember that something IS missing. The teenage brain is not the same brain that we adults have. The part...

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30Aug No Comments
3 Steps to School

3 Steps to School

You know it is coming... If you listen very carefully, you can hear the opening notes of the theme from Jaws playing in the back of your mind. Da...da. Da....da. Da.da.Da.da. Dadadada. The notes are getting closer together! The tension...

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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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Making time for exams

Making time for exams

If you are a parent with kids in school, June is the new December. With final performances, field trips, exams, and soccer/lacrosse/ball-hockey/baseball/soft-ball/golf/tennis tournaments, the calendar can feel incredibly overwhelming! That's why our theme this month is #ThereIsAlwaysTime Today we are...

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25Jan No Comments
Setting Goals with Teenagers - Gail Bell on BT Calgary

Setting Goals with Teenagers – Gail Bell on BT Calgary

Gail Bell visits Breakfast Television Calgary this morning to discuss strategies to help teenagers, set goals, and get organized to help them achieve. It's half way through the year and the perfect time to check in with them to see...

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15Oct No Comments
Parenting is....reading to your kids

Parenting is….reading to your kids

Does your family read together? Many of our coaching clients know that they "should" be reading with their kids, but they tell us that they don't like it much. They feel like it is one big fight to get home...

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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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18Nov No Comments
How Did I end up with "THAT KID?"

How Did I end up with “THAT KID?”

How does it happen?[caption id="attachment_1161" align="alignright" width="150"] photo courtesy of istockphoto.com[/caption] “My child sasses back at me.” “My son will not practice the piano.” “I’m not sure how I got the kid who is lousy at school.” Lately, there seems...

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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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13Aug No Comments
Backpacks, Lunchboxes - 5 Tips to get kids ready for back to school

Backpacks, Lunchboxes – 5 Tips to get kids ready for back to school

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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30Jan No Comments
Stop the homework battles

Stop the homework battles

New year, fresh start - maybe this year, the homework struggles will cease! Einstein defined insanity as, "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting it to change. The reality is, if homework was a struggle before Christmas,...

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