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Five Sneaky Date Escapes

All parents need to get away for a little alone time once in awhile… but when it depends on babysitters and busy schedules, it’s not always possible. Here are a few ways to rekindle your relationship over dinner - whether the kids are around or not.

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Help Children Navigate Changes Large and Small

Whether it’s a best friend moving across the country, the addition of a new sibling, or the switch to a new school, change will touch every child’s life. And according to multiple studies, how a child deals with early change can predict future success. Per the recent Education for All Global Monitoring Report, children who successfully cope with transitions
in their early years - say, the transition to Kindergarten - are more likely to sail through transitions later on in life. That’s because feeling successful in an early transition can influence whether kids will approach the future
with dread or self-assurance. Read on for tips on how to raise kids who can navigate life’s twists and turns with confidence and care. 

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Alberta's Children at Risk During Downturn - 5 Tips to Put Into Practice

As Albertans brace themselves for more tough economic times ahead, many parents are dealing with increased stress and anxiety relating to job security, job loss and family finances. Alongside mounting parental distress, however, come concerns about the mental health and emotional well-being of Alberta’s children.

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Desperately Seeking Date Night

Like a lot of married couples, my husband and I rarely get to enjoy a date night. Busy work schedules, family obligations, and - let’s face it - sometimes sheer exhaustion prevent us from making quality couple time a priority. But according to a recent study conducted by The National Marriage Project, today’s parents are foregoing date night at our own peril. Researchers at The University of Virginia determined that couples who go out together at least once a week are three times more likely to report being ‘very happy’ in their relationships, they are less likely to get divorced, and they make better parents, too.

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