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Divorced parents still need to do the heavy lifting

When families restructure (separate, divorce) there are many changes for everyone involved. Whenever possible, it’s important that kids are permitted to maintain a loving relationship with both parents. 

As child(ren) go between both homes, it’s easy to slide down a slippery slope of getting the kids to do these three examples of adults’ heavy lifting: 

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Sweet dreams!

Kids need to be well-rested to make it through the long school day ahead of them. Unfortunately, many kids have sleep issues. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, approximately 15 to 25 percent of kids struggle to fall or stay asleep on a regular basis. The good news is that there are many steps parents can take to help their kids get a good night’s sleep. Here’s what the experts suggest:

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The power of play

As parents, we often find ourselves planning structured, educational and organized play opportunities for our kids in the summer, and there are some amazing summer programs offered in the Calgary area. But research is beginning to show that there is something even more beneficial for your child’s healthy development – unstructured play.

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Boredom: A doorway to possibilities

Boredom. We’ve all felt it. Children complain of it. Boredom is a feeling we experience when the brain is unsatisfied in its search for stimulation. In a world where stimulation is constant and all around us, it’s easy to see why boredom might feel unfamiliar and uncomfortable. It tends to be something we seek to avoid. Yet without boredom, we would all be pretty boring!

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