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Books and brains

Books and brains

BOOKS Summertime is reading time, at least it is for many. For as long as both of us can remember, summer has been about picking up one book after another from a pile and digging in, on a hammock, at...

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12Jul No Comments
Siblings in the Summer

Siblings in the Summer

Too much togetherness is rarely a good thing, so set your kids up for success with realistic expectations for the summer. Follow these steps to build a plan that works for your family. Provide some structure Going from scheduled school-time...

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Stampede Fun: Stop the frowns before they start!

Stampede Fun: Stop the frowns before they start!

Plan First Do a little planning before you head out. Decide what makes sense for your family and let your kids know the plan from the start; involve them in the planning if you can. Junk Food One corn dog,...

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22Jun No Comments
How will you connect?

How will you connect?

Summer provides us with a lot more time with the children. As we discussed last week, when kids are out of school, there may be up to 81 hours of "free time" for our kids each week (and this already...

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28Jul No Comments
A silent start

A silent start

We hope that you've been enjoying the "lazy days of summer;" that you've made July a bit more restful than the rest of the year. Over the years, we've noticed that, just as the principal sets the tone of a...

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21Jul No Comments
How are you spending July?

How are you spending July?

We hope that you are still embracing summer. We dream that you are spending at least a part of your days eating yummy fresh fruit and running around with your kids or playing a great card game or board game....

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Enjoy the moment

Enjoy the moment

The two of us could not believe the flyers in the paper this week, advertising back to school supplies! What's more, those school supplies and fall clothes are already in the stores! Do they really need to be there now?...

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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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What do I do when my kids get bored?

What do I do when my kids get bored?

Boredom isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Kids need to learn independent-play and boredom may be the first step to creativity. That said, here are some tips to teach kids how to manage boredom and how to stop yourself from whining...

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