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Category: Parenting Advice

Water safety tips

Whether you are at a pool, splash park, or natural body of water, it is time to remind your children about water safety – because their lives could depend on it. Read More

Communicating to Kids in a Time of Crisis

When crises like the one unfolding in Ukraine occur on the world stage, it’s hard to know what (and how much) to tell our kids. Whether or not we mean to, adults can contribute to anxiety and fear in children by their words, actions and reactions. Read More

Do you resent your kids?

by Parenting Power
When we start to feel resentment as parents, it’s a clue that something needs to change. We can hope and hope and hope for change (which may or may not happen,) or we can speak up and make a new plan. Read More

Managing Gift Expectations

By Vinay Saranga M.D.

Children are an absolute gift! As parents, we want the best for our children in all aspects of their lives. After all, their happiness means the world. However, this is the time of year when parents begin to hear more and more about the things their children want as the holiday lists roll in. Read More

Who’s Ruling the Household?

When we are presenting to audiences of 200+ or talking with individual coaching clients, one thing we hear more often than we would expect is,

“My child won’t let me…”

Many times, without anyone actually realizing it is happening, children are ruling the home. The children have the power and the parents, while not happy about it, throw up their hands, shrug their shoulders and go along with it. Read More

Are Our Kids Overdoing It?

This week, ask yourself these questions:

Are we sedentary? How often are members of our family moving?
Are we solitary? Are we having face-to-face conversations regularly?
Are we involved in screen-free free time? Read More

Clear the Slate and Move On!

Provided by Parenting Power Have you ever found yourself critiquing yourself repeatedly for a mistake you made a while ago? Perhaps you wish that you had used a better “comeback” or had been calm-cool-and-collected instead of out-of-control-heated-and-LOUD! You are not alone! We all make mistakes in our interactions with other adults and especially in interactions Read More

Have We Forgotten How to Eat Together?

provided by Presidents’ Choice®  Eating together – we’ve done it since the beginning of time, when hunters and gatherers shared their spoils. Kids eat together on the playground, and college students dine in shared dorm rooms, but as we get older and take on day jobs, are we still eating together? Apparently, not so much. Read More

Smartphone Etiquette

provided by Access to Culture July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month, and a great time to talk to your kids about Smartphone etiquette. What do they need to know? Sharon Schweitzer, an international etiquette and modern manners expert, who is the founder of Access to Culture, offers these tips: Avoid texting, talking and driving: If Read More

24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years

By Heather Cowie, The City of Calgary Recreation It goes without saying that we want the best for our kids! As parents and caregivers, we try to do our best to navigate the messages, images, pressures, and expectations that come along with caring for a child, but it is not an easy task. As a Read More

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