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Real Life Parenting, a Parenting Power Podcast

A weekly Kids, Family and Parenting podcast
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Jennifer Kolari How to stay CALM Publish date: January 27, 2020 RE-RELEASE JULY 29, 2020 https://parentingpower.podbean.com/e/jennifer-kolari-how-to-stay-calm/ Children are not mini-adults and we are not actually parents. We are actually substi
Start early to build the foundation to help prevent kids from abusing drugs. Kriya Lendzion outlines how parenting styles and relationships provide insights into risk factors for kids to lean towards destructive behaviours. Ongoing two-way comm
** Summer Podcast Re-Release Series **   “I can’t get my partner to take responsibility” “We feel disconnected from each other” “Marriage just doesn’t feel the same anymore, what do we do?” Satisfaction in the marriage plummeting and the effect
In creating powerful communication for your family, the family meeting is the best tool to foster the connection and our guest today shares with us the four gifts that allow us to grow, expand and flourish together. Cheryl Bassitt shares with u
It’s the first week of summer vacation. How long do you have until you hear the dreaded phrase, “I’m Bored?"  But what does it really mean? Julie and Gail shares tips on how being bored is not a bad thing, and how to change it to something we c
Virtues are universal understandings about the meaning of life and can make a huge difference in a person’s upbringing and perspective in life. Our podcast guest, Linda Kavelin-Popov shares why she created The Virtues Project with her family, t
With summer coming up, it might be time to look at toilet training with your toddler. In today’s podcast, Julie and Gail outline the roles and expectations for parents to help them with the tools for effective toilet training.  Julie Freedman S
It’s time to “roll with the punches” of childhood eating with today’s podcast guest, Sarah Remmer, a mother of 3, registered dietitian nutritionist, nutrition and food writer, media spokesperson. Sarah shares with us her best trick for getting
The use of screens has increased considerably during quarantine. Whether it be for school or work, for connection with family and friends, the consumption of screen time and constant use is not good for our child’s brain. Gail and Julie advise
Barbara Coloroso joins us again to share her advice on the important topic of bullying. She has so much knowledge and expertise to share since her last time with us, we wanted to continue with another episode to hear what she has to say to help
In the heat of the moment, it is easy to fall into the trap of offering bribes and threats to our kids so they can change their behaviour. But what are we teaching them and how do we feel afterwards? In today’s Tools for the Trade podcast, Juli
If you’re looking for a new perspective to help kids calm anxious feelings, our guest Olimpia Mesa offers a brain-based learning perspective to assist parents. Many of the concerns related to a child’s academic results, cognitive skills and wel
Have a strong-willed child? They are assertive and know what they want. Julie and Gail provide parenting strategies and tools to help you flip things to a positive and guide your “bossy” child to develop great qualities as a leader.  Julie Free
Trying to find joy in our daily lives can be challenging on the best of days, but hearing Jessica Janzen’s story will inspire you to bring joy into your life every day. After the loss of her son, she has committed to sharing her story and keepi
Over time, our patience can waver as our home becomes the place where the family spends all their time now. Kids are learning from home, parents are working from home, and families are spending all their time together at home. Today’s podcast e
How do you know where to begin when looking at post-secondary education options? There are so many questions to consider, for both the student and for parents to ask when making these decisions. Michael Kufeldt helps answer the biggest three qu
Why is it so hard to get your child to say “sorry”. When your child misbehaves, we want them to apologize in the moment, but it doesn’t always work. Julie Freedman Smith and Gail Bell shares ideas to help you model the behaviour for your childr
Why is it so hard to get organized? Our podcast guest today is Mika Perry and she helps us with the 5 tips to help us get organized in our home and family so that we can have the freedom to live a more balanced, calm and joyful life. She outlin
Most of the world is now at home and will be for awhile now as social distance measures are in place. Parents are working from home, schools and daycares are closed so the whole family is home now. Julie Freedman Smith and Gail Bell share sever
Planning a successful family holiday might look easy on the outside but Renee Tsang shares her advice on why Disneyland is a favourite family destination, and why you should use a travel advisor to help you plan your next trip.  Renee Tsang is
“I can’t get my partner to take responsibility” “We feel disconnected from each other” “Marriage just doesn’t feel the same anymore, what do we do?”   Satisfaction in the marriage is plummeting and the effect it can have on our children can res
Julie Freedman Smith and Gail Bell have noticed a new trend among early education circles - enhanced and advanced academic and physical activities programs for children in preschool and kindergarten. Does your child need these programs?   Julie
The formative years of children as they learn and grow are important to help them explore their environment and develop their minds as they learn. Early child numeracy and playful discovery are a natural part of being a child and it is importan
There is no rulebook to navigating parenting around the technology age. Our kids are living in this age where technology is a part of life. Our kids are digital natives and parents are the digital immigrants in this new world. How do we manage
Julie Freedman Smith and Gail Bell provide tools to help you prepare kids to navigate the online social space and how to handle themselves online.   Julie has been involved in teaching for the past 24 years. Her experience as an Elementary/Jr.
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