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Are you a Soccer Parent, Dance Mom or Hockey Dad?

provided by Parenting Power It’s that time of year, school has started and all of the extra-curricular activities are back on the calendar. Auditions, evaluations, practices…they add to the excitement and education in the lives of our families! Are you a Soccer Parent, Dance Mom or Hockey Dad? Lately, social media and marketers have begun Read More

3 Steps to School

By Parenting Power You know it’s coming… If you listen very carefully, you can hear the opening notes of the theme from Jaws playing in the back of your mind. Da…da. Da….da. Da.da.Da.da. Dadadada.  The notes are getting closer together! The tension builds. The shark is about to strike! School is almost here. That means Read More

Back-to-School: Buying Backpacks That Won’t Hurt Their Backs

provided by Cadence Sports Therapy With Calgary students returning to the classroom in a few short weeks, back-to-school shopping is a top priority for parents. While students may have strong ideas about what backpack they want to be sporting for the new year, to prevent long-term injuries, Dr. Angela Pucci urges parents to consider features, Read More

Exercises to Do as a Family

by Brooke Whistance; image: pixabay.com When you have a family of your own, you are not just responsible for your own health and well-being but are also responsible for the people around you in your house. Everything that you do will not only affect you but have a direct or indirect effect on your family Read More

Free and Cheap Family Summer Fun in Calgary

Summer is short in Calgary, so everybody wants to make the most of it – unfortunately, sometimes that means it can be an expensive season. Want to enjoy cheap or free family activities in Calgary all summer long? We’ve got all kinds of options for you! Beat the Heat Splash and Swim at City of Read More

5 Tips for Giving Teacher Gifts

Teachers are a huge influence on the children they teach. Next to their parents or caregivers, teachers spend more time with your child than any other adult in their lives! If your child’s teacher has gone above and beyond to make their year special, a “thank you” gift at the end of the year is a Read More

Camp Questions Parents Need to Consider

Summer is just around the corner and many Calgarian parents are in planning mode. Whether it’s their first time away or their fifth, worrying about summer camp is never easy! What should I pack? Drama or basketball? What do I do if they get homesick? Residential or day camp? We’ve got you covered with this round-up Read More

Eating Out With Young Children

  by Calgary’s Child Magazine Going out for dinner is the easiest way we know to tame the “What’s for Dinner” battle cry! A night out at a restaurant can be a big treat for everyone in the family, especially if it’s a new experience for your smaller children. We’ve heard many stories from families Read More

Are You Sleepy?

Written by Dr. Susan Bartell; photo: Fotolia.com Are you tired? Me too! But, guess what… your child or teen is probably even more tired. In fact, 80 per cent of teens, and nearly 70 per cent of kids under 10 are sleep-deprived. Sleep deprivation can be a significant problem for kids, interfering with almost every Read More

Bicycle Helmet Safety from Calgary EMS

Every year Calgary paramedics respond to traumatic emergencies where helmets have prevented a serious injury or saved a life. Bicycle crashes are the leading cause of brain injury in school aged children. The majority of bicycle injuries do not involve motor vehicles. Most often injuries occur when a cyclist suffers a fall, strikes a stationary Read More

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