9 simple ways to encourage independent playOn May 28, 2023 by Calgary's Child
As much as we love spending time with our kids, we all need them to play independently sometimes so we can get things done. Here are nine tips to encourage your child to play by themselves.
How to help your child be a self-advocateOn May 20, 2023 by Calgary's Child
Teaching your children to advocate for themselves in an age-appropriate way is just as important as learning to walk, potty train, read or tie their shoes. Here are five ways you can help your child advocate for themselves effectively.
15 life skills your teen should know before leaving the nestOn May 14, 2023 by Calgary's Child
Making sure your kids know what they need to before they leave the house and go out on their own can is a big job but there are a few skills that you can work on together before your not-so-little bird leaves the nest.
Backyard play safetyOn May 4, 2023 by Calgary's Child
Alberta Health Services’ EMS shares backyard safety tips to help your family play safe this summer.
Family rules 101On April 30, 2023 by Calgary's Child
If you are noticing that your children are not listening as well as you would like them to or following these rules as consistently as they used to, it might be time for a family meeting to help remind everyone of the things that are important to your family.
How to reinforce manners with funOn April 9, 2023 by Calgary's Child
Yelling and nagging has never effectively taught anyone anything so how can you help your children learn the social skills they need to thrive?
Decreasing Discipline: Encouraging the behavior you want to seeOn March 20, 2023 by Calgary's Child
Rather than always resorting to “punishments” or “discipline,” it can be simpler than you think to take preventative actions and avoid the problem behavior all together.
6 ways to calm your kid’s craziness before bedOn March 13, 2023 by Calgary's Child
It is easy to get into the before-bed rut. But your nighttime routine doesn’t have to involve yelling and power struggles. Finding ways to inject a bit of creativity and connection into your before-bed schedule can help put everyone in a better mood and set your family up for sleep success.
The No 1 thing I do to boost my children’s self-confidenceOn March 3, 2023 by Calgary's Child
Instilling the belief in our kids that they can accomplish a task or overcome a challenge is a big part of our job.
How to balance your teen’s privacy and internet safetyOn February 25, 2023 by Calgary's Child
There is no secret button to push to make sure your child will never run into any trouble online, but there are some steps you can take to reduce the chance that your child will become victim to cyberbullying, scams or predators.