• Maximising Your Mealtime Connections

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    Mealtimes can be tricky to navigate, especially
    for families with toddlers and young children.
    Toddlers are at that stage where they are certainly
    letting their opinions known, and keeping the
    experience positive for everyone is not always easy.
    Here are some strategies your family can try:

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  • 10 Minutes of Quality Time

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    Spending quality time with our children is so
    important because it strengthens our bonds
    with them, supports their development and
    satisfies their need to connect with us.
    Long days at work or around the home can
    leave us feeling exhausted, and too drained
    to engage in long periods of play activity…..
    But sometimes, even spending 10 minutes
    a day of undivided time with your child can
    reap potential benefits.

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  • What is your Parenting Mindset?

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    “If parents want to give their children a gift,
    the best thing they can do is to teach their
    children to love challenges, be intrigued by
    mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.
    That way, their children don’t have to be slaves
    of praise, they will have a lifelong way to build
    and repair their own confidence”                                            

    Carol S. Dweck

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  • Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers

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    In this interactive series, the focus is on understanding the unique challenges parents of children under age 5 encounter as their children move through the toddler and preschool years. Topics include but are not limited to: effective communication, the link between behaviour and temperament, understanding child development, having appropriate behavioral expectations, the importance of connection, […]

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  • Circle of Security – MCFD (Halifax st)

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    MCFD office – Child and Youth Mental Health services, 4430 Halifax street, Burnaby Questions – Call 778-782-3548 At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking […]

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  • Parenting is Collaboration

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    Parenting is a so much about teamwork,
    and more often than not, partners parent
    differently. When parental differences can
    be aligned, this collaboration provides
    opportunities for sharing, creativity, and
    understanding one another better.

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  • UBC study – Fathers and Chores

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    A very recent study out of UBC, soon to be published
    in an upcoming issue of the journal Psychological
    Science, reveals data showing that in homes where
    fathers pitched in, daughters held broader career
    goals.

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  • Parenting In A Digital World

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    ” It is the personal paradox of our time:
    never before has there been so much
    opportunity for families to plug in and
    at the same time disconnect.
    ” Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD

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