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Screen Time Rules for Kids: Families and Their Media Use

As a Certified Women’s Life, Business and Success Coach, I have worked with hundreds of women as a coach, consultant and mentor for over 15 years. And I will say, that any expert who says they "know it all," when it comes to the new reality of screens, smartphones, tablets, technology, and the REAL long term effects on our brains and cognitive learning is…

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Skype, FaceTime, Privacy and Our Kids

Do you own an IPhone? Do you own an Ipod? Do you own an Ipod Touch? Do you own an Ipad? Do you own a computer? Would you allow a boy in your 14-year old daughter's bedroom at night alone with the door closed? My guess is, you answered "NO" to the last one. While sitting in a meeting last…

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Barbie Has a New Body #TheDollEvolves

On this morning's Global TV parenting segment, I discussed a very global trending topic - #CurvyBarbie. Yes, Barbie has a new body, and it has most moms celebrating, a few skeptics, and others who simply don't care. Mattel announced last week that the doll has evolved with three new body shapes: curvy, petite and tall. She will also come in seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and…

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Happy Birthday @Oprah! 25 Lessons Learned

Today is Oprah's birthday. For those of you who are big readers of this blog, you know that Oprah is my hero, my queen, my inspiration. I've met her, I've attended her LifeClass taping, the Weekend with Oprah, I've filmed 5 episodes of The OWN SHOW on OWN TV,  etc... Heck, she even tweeted me. ;) So, to honor O's birthday, I have rerun an old…

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6 Hot Parenting Trends To Look Out For in 2016

I enjoyed this morning's Global TV segment, as we chatted trends, and what recent surveys say will be hot parenting trends to look out for in 2016. Helicopter parenting-- in or out? Eating for two while pregnant-- in or out? Tune in... Direct link: http://globalnews.ca/video/2480292/parenting-trends-in-2016 Would love to know what you think about these trends? Feel free to share below…

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Discipline Without Damage: How To Get Your Your Kids To Behave Without Messing Them Up

By Dr. Vanessa LaPointe I am a mom. And a psychologist who works with children and parents. Talk about an occupational hazard! But it is through wearing these two hats that I live the science of child development. I have the amazing privilege in my every day life of seeing the growth of my two boys and also the growth…

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The Science of Raising Happy Kids

I absolutely love today's post which comes courtesy of Happify. The study reported that kids with nurturing moms have 10% bigger brains, and other interesting facts. Enjoy this.

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How To Help De-Stress Your Teen and Turn Down the Academic Heat During Exam Period

On this morning's Global TV segment, I spoke all about upcoming December exams and shared tips and tactics on how to help our kids de-stress and thrive during this overwhelming period. Direct link to segment: http://globalnews.ca/video/2374921/how-not-to-stress-during-exams We are dealing with this now in our home as my 7th grader starts exams in two weeks. I have been taking my own advice, and guiding…

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Top Must-Have Mom Products for Fall

This morning was a fun segment on Global TV. I got to share my Top Must-Have Mom Products for mind, body and spirit this fall. Beauty, health, wellness and fashion from head to toe. Here are some of my faves (including my newest invention, HADRY). Lancome Genifique Mask My secret to gorgeous skin after traveling, being up all night with a sick kid, or…

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Just Do It

Today's post is for our mom readers. But, if you read between the lines, I really think it applies to all of us. We could all learn a thing or two about the underlying message being spoken below. This blog post came from my son's new school in the form of a newsletter. For my American readers and the rest of my Canadian readers,…

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