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27Sep No Comments
A for Effort

A for Effort

Last week, we got an email question about grades and effort. This is the perfect time of year to talk about the value of effort. We know that not all kids are going to be academically strong. We also know...

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31Mar No Comments
Lose the Labels

Lose the Labels

Life always feels so much easier when we are in control and know what's going on. Parenting is no different. There are times along the journey, when we feel like we get it; we understand what makes our kids tick....

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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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28Feb No Comments
Can you go a week without buying stuff?

Can you go a week without buying stuff?

Buying things for our kids is often about making the moment easier or keeping them content. In a recent Globe and Mail article, Becky Blair talks about buying "seemingly healthy fast foods" for her kids. "Once I get home and...

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11Jun No Comments
Baby Steps to Self Esteem

Baby Steps to Self Esteem

So where will you start? We know the importance of Self Esteem for our children. In our recent webinar, Polly Young-Eisendrath (author of the Self Esteem Trap) told us that we don’t necessarily need to love ourselves in order to...

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Self Esteem from Seven Different Angles

Self Esteem from Seven Different Angles

In her book, Mother-Daughter Wisdom, Christiane Northrup, M.D., devotes an entire chapter to the Anatomy of Self-esteem. She outlines seven areas of self-esteem. Let’s explore Dr. Northrup’s point of view of Self-esteem. Because this book is written about mothers and...

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Parenting just shouldn't be so complicated!

Parenting just shouldn’t be so complicated!

"So why does this self-esteem stuff even matter?" "Don't I have enough to do already?" It seems like the daily priorities use up a ton of time and energy. Getting kids where they need to be, food in bellies, clean...

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What does Self Esteem look like?

What does Self Esteem look like?

While we can't actually see Self Esteem, it shows itself through the following symptoms: 1. Acceptance - Knowing that your weaknesses exist because you are normal and not because you are a loser. 2. Belonging - Knowing that you are...

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