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Being present, Ethical discipline for children, Finding calm, Intentional parenting, Mindfulness in parenting, Parenting advice, Raising resilient kids

A Year of Intentional Parenting
52 weekly vignettes gleaned from our work guiding parents in finding their right way to parent
by Julie Freedman-Smith and Gail Bell

What do you do on those days when you love – but don't like – your kids?

As educators, parenting coaches and parents themselves, authors Julie Freedman-Smith and Gail Bell deeply understand the day to day challenges of parenting. In 2002 they founded Parenting Power in Calgary to provide empathetic, non-judgemental support and practical skills to other parents facing similar struggles. In A Year of Intentional Parenting, Julie and Gail give busy parents one practical tip per week for improving communication with their kids, smoothing out persistent conflicts and acting intentionally. Full of straightforward, sometimes poignant, and often humourous advice, this collection will prove invaluable for parents who want to work through the trials of modern parenting with loving kindness and fun.

This important book is about a journey of clarifying how you want to parent, trusting that you can do it and knowing what you do matters. Julie and Gail’s light-hearted nature and real-life approach simplify this journey. You’ll want to turn to it again and again.

- Barbara Coloroso Author, kids are worth it! Raising Responsible, Resilient, Compassionate Children

“Imagine taking one year and jamming the hardest challenges you ever faced as a parent: potty training... sleep... homework battles... sibling rivalry...children not listening... yelling at your kids... No wait, wait... get out from under the bed. A Year of Intentional Parenting is a year of insights, wisdom and confidence building from two of the best parenting experts I’ve been lucky enough to know.”

- Dave Kelly Dad, TV Host, Author, Producer, Kelly Brothers Productions

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Julie Freedman Smith and Gail Bell have run Parenting Power since 2002. They are regular contributors and consultants to television and radio programs on parenting. Their writing has been published in national newspapers and popular magazines such as the Globe and Mail and Today's Parent, and they blog for the Calgary Herald and Julie and Gail live in Calgary with their husbands and children. This is their first book.


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