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CLEAR THE SLATE AND MOVE ON!


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Have you ever found yourself critiquing yourself repeatedly for a mistake you made a while ago? Perhaps you wish that you had used a better "comeback" or had been calm-cool-and-collected instead of out-of-control-heated-and-LOUD!

You are not alone! We all make mistakes in our interactions with other adults and especially in interactions with our kids. Mistakes happen, and provide learning opportunities. It's up to us to take the opportunity and make the most of it. When we do, we likely won't make that mistake again. This leaves room for us to make other mistakes instead.

So how do we learn from our mistakes? We look at what happened, what we might have wanted to have happen and then make a plan for what to do differently if the same situation occurs again. It's pretty simple actually.

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Born to Sing

PAID ADVERTISEMENT FOR CALGARY GIRL’S CHOIR

Everyone is born to sing, and we do it almost unconsciously. We sing along to our favourite songs, soothe babies with lullabies and sing teaching songs like the ABCs. Singing plays a powerful role in development – it helps teach language skills, bonds us with our parents, and is foundation for a strong music education.

“A child who plays before he sings may remain unmusical for a lifetime. That is why we encounter so many skillful pianists who have no idea of the essence of music.”  - Zoltan Kodály

While the voice is a part of our identity, it is also our instrument and should be fostered and not shelved. This belief led Ms. Elaine Quilichini to found the Calgary Girls Choir (CGC) in 1995.

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