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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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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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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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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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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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10Nov No Comments
Finding Purpose

Finding Purpose

Helping our kids to find purpose doesn't seem that hard. Finding something for our kids to do to help out seems simple. However, in many families, there really isn't that much that they NEED to do, and it is often...

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12May No Comments
But....I don't know

But….I don’t know

"But...What?!....I dunno!" The excuses continue. "But," you say, "How can but or what be an excuse? And what if someone really doesn't know?" In reality, these everyday, mild-mannered words are not always excuses. However, when emitted from the lips of...

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14Apr No Comments
Are you taking things personally?

Are you taking things personally?

Sometimes it feels like children are doing things just to get at us. It's as if they are not considering our feelings one bit - or, they are considering our feelings and are misbehaving just to do us in. How...

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25Feb No Comments
Did your mom short-order cook for you?

Did your mom short-order cook for you?

All month, we have been talking about getting clear around our own parenting responsibilities and those of our children. We've talked about how kids reboot their bodies (sleep), and how kids care for their bodies (exercise and cleanliness). Lastly, we...

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18Feb No Comments
Building a healthy foundation

Building a healthy foundation

As we develop clarity around the importance of sleep in our children's development and daily life, we can also begin to look at the other responsibilities that build our kids' health and hygiene. Often, family battles ensue around bathing/showering, teeth-brushing...

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11Feb No Comments
Stop losing sleep

Stop losing sleep

The research is clear : "With sleep, [people] tend to retain information and perform better on memory tasks. Our bodies all require long periods of sleep in order to restore and rejuvenate, to grow muscle, repair tissue, and synthesize hormones."...

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Who's responsibility is it anyway?

Who’s responsibility is it anyway?

Over the years, you've heard us mention that we need to stop doing things for our kids and encourage them to take responsibility for themselves. The one big responsibility that adults can't hand over to kids is the responsibility of...

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14Jan No Comments
Home matters most

Home matters most

In talking with our clients, we've observed that their lives outside of home are clearly organized and scheduled. When it comes to inside the home, however, there seems to be less clarity over all. This results in recurring battles and...

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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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31Jul No Comments
Getting kids to pitch in this summer

Getting kids to pitch in this summer

The Parental Paradox: Wishing for our children’s healthy growth, development and independence, while secretly mourning their quickly passing childhood, innocence and need for us as parents. Our children do always need us, but they need us to see them for...

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23Apr No Comments
Are you constantly telling your kids to hurry up?

Are you constantly telling your kids to hurry up?

No one likes to be told to hurry up. Most of us don't love doing the nagging either. Yet, we hear it all the time: "Hurry up! We're going to be late! We don't have enough time!" Kids live what...

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20Mar No Comments
What does your child pay for (and how)?

What does your child pay for (and how)?

When we talk about teaching life skills, we have to talk about money. There is no question that our kids are learning about money at a very early age. They hear us discussing what we can and can't afford. They...

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13Mar No Comments
Is it your job to entertain your child?

Is it your job to entertain your child?

We are constantly hearing about the word 'Busy'. Robert Holden, in his book Success Intelligence, calls 'busy' the new status symbol; wherein appearing busy implies that one has greater status and value. Perhaps this status symbol is trickling down to...

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13Jan No Comments
Parenting: 10 Things your kids need in 2014

Parenting: 10 Things your kids need in 2014

E-Comm—the regional emergency communication centre for southwest B.C.—has released a list of 2013’s most absurd reasons to call the emergency line. With over 2500 calls per day, all of the items on the list are crazy, and two really stand...

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16Sep No Comments
Make Homework Battles Go Away

Make Homework Battles Go Away

Designers say that redecorating your child’s study area will make things better. Stationary stores will tell you it is the fancy binders and the brand new, funky supplies that will make the difference. We’re here to tell you what will...

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