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30Mar No Comments
Easier Bedtimes #RealTime

Easier Bedtimes #RealTime

This month, we've highlighted ways that families can spend #RealTime together. Of course, there are many times throughout the day that this can happen. Today, we are focusing on bedtime. You know the importance of sleep for your family -...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Put your money where your mouth is

Put your money where your mouth is

Talk is cheap! What do we mean by that? There is no question that talking to our kids and talking WITH our kids has value. Talk builds vocabulary, shares values, grows brain pathways and establishes relationships. That being said, we...

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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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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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17Jul No Comments
5 Tools for Travelling with Kids

5 Tools for Travelling with Kids

Whether across the province or the country, in a car, boat or plane, travel with children can be an “adventure” before you even leave your driveway. In our experience with our own families and the thousands we have coached, the...

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14May No Comments
Do you see your children for who they are today?

Do you see your children for who they are today?

Humans tend to be creatures of habit. It is easy to get caught up in the day to day tasks. While, these routines simplify our lives and help us to function, they may also distract us from the act of...

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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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18Feb No Comments
Why work to make life "fun"? It already is!

Why work to make life “fun”? It already is!

It seems that some kids nowadays don’t wake up excited about the day – whatever the day. We even hear children whine about privileges, “Awww, do I have to go to hockey practice?” Hockey is a privilege! Some children seem...

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