What is a tradition? What do you think of when you hear the word ‘tradition’? Do you think of a Thanksgiving Turkey or piñata on your child’s birthday? The world is filled with a beautiful mix of intriguing traditions.   A tradition is said to be the passing on of…
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Think about it

Thoughts, feelings & behaviour There is a funny relationship between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. Each one has an influence on the other two. Looking through photos may remind us of a happy event and give us positive feelings. Thinking through the ‘what-ifs’ of an upcoming holiday may cause us…
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Why forgive?

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.” Buddha It’s the start of feeling better Anger and forgiveness go hand in hand. When your child forgives, he also lets go of his anger….
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Positivity is positively positive

So why have negative feelings? Inherently we know that everything is better when our kids are feeling positive. They enjoy themselves more. They get along with others. Life feels manageable. Yet our brains are wired to favor negativity. Our kids remember negative events better than positive ones. The ability to…
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Mindful Kids

What is mindfulness? That depends on whom you ask! Here is a definition by John Kabat-Zin, Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts. “Mindfulness is the opposite of being on autopilot.“ Specifically, mindfulness is: Paying attention on purpose In the moment While being nonjudgmental The thing we are…
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Goals increase success

How many goals do you have? You may have a personal goal, health goals, educational goals, work goals, or even financial goals. You likely know that setting goals increases performance. It also increases your likelihood of success. But did you know that goals can also increase happiness? Goals make us…
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Parenting brain growth

Neuroscientists say that the effect of good parenting goes beyond an emotional or psychological impact. It has biochemical impacts on the brain. Let’s find out how. Wiring and pruning Every brain has the same basic parts. Yet each brain is ‘wired’ differently.This wiring is the connection between different areas of the…
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Who needs sleep?

We need sleep. Sleep. We know we need it. We know it’s good for us. But did you know that helping your child develop healthy sleep patterns is one of the most important things you can do for them? There is an incredible body of research around the importance of…
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