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20Apr No Comments
How do you reuse?

How do you reuse?

"One man's trash is another man's treasure" This feels like an ideal quote for this week's #RealResponsibilty - Reuse. Reusing items on an ongoing basis is something that many families do and kids are great at coming up with ways...

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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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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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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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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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17Sep No Comments
Our favourite parenting shortcut

Our favourite parenting shortcut

The best shortcut for parenting is knowing where you stand. Don't be afraid of getting it wrong or that someone else can do it better. Give some clear thought to the rules you want to put into place and then,...

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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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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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Which lesson will you teach?

Which lesson will you teach?

Your child is misbehaving and: A. You are too tired to do anything B. You know that you want to yell but you don’t even have the energy for it C. You know you should do something and you don’t...

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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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26Mar No Comments
Are you talking for your child?

Are you talking for your child?

When we rewind the clock all the way back, we can remember that the first few weeks of parenting were spent diligently trying to figure out what our newborn was trying to tell us. We were open to facial gestures,...

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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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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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Make the most of Stampede with your kids!

Make the most of Stampede with your kids!

Come Hell or High Water, there is a stampede this year and a C-train to get us there! If you are stomping down to the grounds or even taking part in other activities around Calgary, here are some tips to...

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14Mar No Comments
Changing your "Why?" to "How" can help your parenting!

Changing your “Why?” to “How” can help your parenting!

Three little letters Doesn’t seem like much – three little letters. Three little letters can make a big difference in our daily lives. In his book, WOW A Handbook for Living, Zen Ohashi shares, “When a problem occurs, it is...

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12Feb No Comments
Kids and Money

Kids and Money

February means we have “money on the brain”. Either the holiday credit cards still need to be paid off or RRSP contribution questions are floating around our heads with deadlines feeling like they are looming. Is there ever a time...

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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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28Sep No Comments
Plagiarism and Late Assignments... are they wrong?

Plagiarism and Late Assignments… are they wrong?

Having read and re read the article Teachable Moment or the Wrong Message by Sarah Boesveld, National Post • Sept. 28, 2011, we were moved to share our position. There is no question of the value of teachable moments when...

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