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29Mar No Comments
Kids Eating Broccoli Podcast

Kids Eating Broccoli Podcast

Powerful Parenting Advice From 2 Experts About Family Meals, Healthy Children and Recognizing That Our Kids Are Capable Listen here to the Kids Eating Broccoli Podcast, our interview with Dr. Brad Ellisor.

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23Mar No Comments
Car time

Car time

Statistics show that more and more time is being spent in a car. Does your family meet that mold? When we read that the average mom spends 66 minutes per day driving, we both laughed. Only 66 minutes?!! For many...

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Do mealtimes matter?

Do mealtimes matter?

Making Time to Connect #RealTime Our theme this month is TIME - making the time to connect with your family and with yourself. The #RealTime we are talking about today is mealtime. Does it matter? It really does. Dinnertime is...

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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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12Jan No Comments
When and Where?

When and Where?

We know that the reasons to connect are plentiful. Consider these quotes from Catherine Steiner Adair in her 2013 book, The Big Disconnect: - Children need their parents' time and attention and families thrive when parents have strong, healthy relationships...

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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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T-I-M-E

T-I-M-E

Kids spell love T-I-M-E. Parents can sometimes feel that they are spending so much time meeting their kids needs and wants: cooking, cleaning, driving, volunteering, school; that there isn't that much more time to give. It seems that there is...

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Parenting is: Living the life you want for your kids

Parenting is: Living the life you want for your kids

It is becoming clearer and clearer that, as much as parenting is about raising happy, interdependent, responsible kids, it is about being that same adult; truly living and modelling the life we want for our children. Our kids learn about...

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27Aug No Comments
Do you feel like no have no choice?

Do you feel like no have no choice?

At this time of year, it can feel like there are waaaay too many choices - how many different types of mechanical pencils can there be? On the other hand, there are many times in our parenting lives where it...

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13Aug No Comments
Which way are you steering?

Which way are you steering?

“In order to realize our deepest desires, it is essential to identify exactly what we want and stay focused on that intention with dedication, focus, and awareness.” ~ Deepak Chopra In our day to day parenting journey, it can be...

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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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25Jun No Comments
What are you saying NO to?

What are you saying NO to?

With summer vacation around the corner, there may be a bit more freedom to tune in to the present and to build a new habit of ‘presence’ into the daily routine. We’ve been talking about finding internal happiness, shifting the...

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21Jun No Comments
Is anger your first response?

Is anger your first response?

As summer vacation approaches, the ability to stay present, to recognize and extend our happiness becomes really important. There is no question that increased togetherness can try anyone's patience from time to time. To that end this week we are...

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11Jun No Comments
Are you banging your head against a brick wall?

Are you banging your head against a brick wall?

The two of us spend our lives in a natural laboratory - that is, we get to observe parenting all around us, every day. This means that we see a lot of parents banging their heads against brick walls all...

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21May No Comments
Do your kids really hear you?

Do your kids really hear you?

It can feel so frustrating! Once again, (How many times is it this week?) you walk into the house to find that the task they said they would do remains undone. Launching into an eloquent, well-rehearsed tirade beginning with your...

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Do you respond or react?

Do you respond or react?

This month, as we continue to OWN our behaviours, our theme is Being Present. Today we consider how being present can help us to respond, rather than react. So, many regrettable parenting interactions happen when we react rather than respond....

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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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All Parents Make Mistakes

All Parents Make Mistakes

It’s pretty easy screw up parenting. The fact is, parenting is real life. We tell kids (who are facing new experiences daily) that mistakes are a part of learning. They are for parents too. Sadly, parents are often really hard...

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