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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
Dealing with laziness and kids - Gail Bell on BT Calgary

Dealing with laziness and kids – Gail Bell on BT Calgary

Gail Bell visits Breakfast Television Calgary this morning to discuss laziness and kids, and how to set them up for success! [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEaQhV1_7P0[/embedyt]

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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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26Jan No Comments
Losing track of time

Losing track of time

How much of our lives are lost to the phone? It's not uncommon to hear parents telling kids, "Hurry, hurry! There's no time to dawdle!" Many people feel that there just isn't enough time. A Global Web Index 2016 survey...

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15Dec No Comments
5 tips for enjoyable holiday time

5 tips for enjoyable holiday time

Only a few days left, and the kids will be home for the break. How long will it be until some adult in your house is nagging at kids to get off of technology or help with the housework? How...

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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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22Oct No Comments
Parenting is....getting out of the way

Parenting is….getting out of the way

We are hearing about it all over the place - articles, blogs, books, media. Everyone is talking about it - parents getting in the way of their kids lives. Are you tired of hearing about it? We are too! And...

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24Sep No Comments
Take stock using these 3 questions

Take stock using these 3 questions

Can you feel it? The September buzz is winding down. Life is approaching routine. This time of year is ideal for taking stock with your family. That may sound overwhelming but it is really as easy as coming together and...

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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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20Aug No Comments
No one likes to be seen as stupid

No one likes to be seen as stupid

Listening to the opening remarks at an event, Julie found herself starting to feel a bit prickly. As the leaders laid out their expectations of the group, she nodded her head. As the instructions got more and more repetitive and,...

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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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10Jul No Comments
4 Steps to Help Siblings Get Along

4 Steps to Help Siblings Get Along

Summer Siblings - Stop the Fights Before They Happen By Julie Freedman Smith and Gail Bell Too much togetherness is rarely a good thing, so set your kids up for success with realistic expectations for the summer. Follow these steps...

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When Nothing Goes According to Plan

When Nothing Goes According to Plan

If there is one thing you hear Parenting Power say more than any other it is, “Parent with a Plan!” We teach it, we live it, and we believe it. So...what happens when nothing goes according to the plan? In...

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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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