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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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19Oct No Comments
Impeccable Words

Impeccable Words

Another great step to #NoGuilt, is found in the First Agreement of The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz: "Be Impeccable with Your Word The word is the most powerful tool you have as a human; it is a tool...

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[VIDEO] Making amends

[VIDEO] Making amends

Teaching your kids to make amends is more than simply asking them to say "I'm sorry". Julie and Gail discuss the four steps in helping parenting teach their child to make amends. 1. Own it. 2. Fix the problem. 3....

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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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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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12Nov No Comments
Parenting is: Talking to your kids about Fentanyl

Parenting is: Talking to your kids about Fentanyl

While many of us have been hearing about Alberta's problem with the drug, Fentanyl for a while now, the message doesn't seem to be going away. Justin Giovannetti's article in the Globe and Mail this week, spelled it out: Alberta...

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Make the most of Stampede with your kids!

Make the most of Stampede with your kids!

Come Hell or High Water, there is a stampede this year and a C-train to get us there! If you are stomping down to the grounds or even taking part in other activities around Calgary, here are some tips to...

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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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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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12Feb No Comments
Kids and Money

Kids and Money

February means we have “money on the brain”. Either the holiday credit cards still need to be paid off or RRSP contribution questions are floating around our heads with deadlines feeling like they are looming. Is there ever a time...

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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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