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How To Help Your Kids Manage Anxiety – A Talk From “Girl Power Hour 2017”

How To Help Your Kids Manage Anxiety – A Talk From “Girl Power Hour 2017”

Girl Power Hour Calgary is an annual luncheon in support of adolescent mental health and the Lionheart Foundation. The 2017 event was held on October 11th at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre and was attended by 650 people. The panel of presenters provided best parenting practices to help with the issues facing our girls today including: anxiety, eating disorders and self harm.

Famosa Restaurant Accidently Promotes Brain Health

Famosa Restaurant Accidently Promotes Brain Health

Famosa restaurant has got it right. I looked around the restaurant on a recent visit and didn’t see any kids with glowing faces - softly illuminated by their phones or iPads. Instead, I saw kids flipping, kneading and enjoying their idle time playing with a small slab...

Preparing to Launch

Preparing to Launch

We all know of those movies where an adult child is still living in their parent's basement: eating their food, borrowing money for gas, attempting to date. Nobody wants that. The child themselves, the potential mate, and of course... the parents. To prevent the above...

A Brain Under Construction

A Brain Under Construction

Teenagers can really seem crazy at times. They aren’t. They can appear to wig-out, not make sense or lose-it over the simplest of things. But they aren’t crazy. They are going through some serious brain reconstruction, reconfiguring and refurbishing. It used to be...

It’s Not Cute Anymore – Part 2

It’s Not Cute Anymore – Part 2

This article is an extension of Part 1, so if you have not read the first part, please do (Part 1). The purpose of these articles is to describe important aspects of the time your children spend with their devices. Three more areas to consider:  Sleep: Kids need about...