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Responsibility for the Earth

Responsibility for the Earth

The month of April has been designated Earth Month and we are taking advantage of that to focus on awareness and intentions around care for the earth. The 4 Rs of Earth Month This month we talk about Responsibility, Recycle,...

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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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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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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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19Jan 1 Comment
Which 2 friends will you tell?

Which 2 friends will you tell?

We are excited to share some news with you! In partnership with the YMCA Calgary, we are starting a new movement: #NoPhoneFamilyDay That's right - on February 20, 2017 - Family Day, we're encouraging you to do three things: 1....

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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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Are you too tired to parent?

Are you too tired to parent?

This month, we are getting clear about our Top 5 Excuses - these are the ones we hear most from parents and kids when we are working with families or giving presentations. Excuses are everywhere. They provide a reason to...

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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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10Sep No Comments
The best way to get organized at home

The best way to get organized at home

There's no question, as a parent, one can always shop for a tidier mud room, cuter baskets, a better calendar, a funkier binder or lunchbox to help you get organized this September. Organization is a key topic in the media...

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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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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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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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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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28Jul No Comments
Get kids out of the pool without a fight

Get kids out of the pool without a fight

It started out so simply – you asked your child to get out of the pool. She screamed, “NO!” and an entire pool crowd is suddenly silent and staring at you. Now what? Do you go in and get her?...

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Mother's Day Resolution: Don't be too nice to your kids

Mother’s Day Resolution: Don’t be too nice to your kids

Mother’s Day brings with it thoughts of flowers and brunch, cards and artwork; wonderful ways to recognize moms and thank them for their efforts year-round. As mothers, we may feel elated at the treatment or wonder just how much will...

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18Nov No Comments
How Did I end up with "THAT KID?"

How Did I end up with “THAT KID?”

How does it happen?[caption id="attachment_1161" align="alignright" width="150"] photo courtesy of istockphoto.com[/caption] “My child sasses back at me.” “My son will not practice the piano.” “I’m not sure how I got the kid who is lousy at school.” Lately, there seems...

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6Dec 2 Comments
Surviving Holiday Meltdowns

Surviving Holiday Meltdowns

Despite prayers and wishes to the contrary, we cannot control our children’s behaviours. We CAN control our own and that is especially important when Holiday celebrations become holiday disasters. Here are 5 tips to get you invited back next year:...

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