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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] Breakfast Television - Teaching your kids to converse with Adults

[VIDEO] Breakfast Television – Teaching your kids to converse with Adults

Gail Bell visits Breakfast Television on Thursday, April 6, 2017 to talk to Ted Henley about why we need to teach our kids to people converse with adults. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl3H6c4vH-A[/embedyt]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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1May 2 Comments
When kids get lippy

When kids get lippy

A client recently asked us: HOW do I teach my child that he is lippy when he talks to adults? It happens so often at home, that I've come to accept it - NOT GOOD! Now I notice he talks...

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