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Win a Worry Eater (Sorgenfresser!)

All children have worries or fears. Some are big, some are small, but all of them are very real. Parents do their best to try and help their little ones, but they can’t if they don’t know what the problem is. This is where the Worry Eaters come in. Children can write or draw their problems on a piece of paper, secretly if they prefer, and put it in the mouth of their favorite Worry Eater. The next step, if needed, involves a parent. Simply unzip the Worry Eater and discover the root of the problem. The Worry Eater's motto is ‘We eat your worries’, and sometimes with just a bit of help, this is exactly what they do! Check out the website for more information.

For your chance to win Bill the Worry Eater, enter here (contest code: Worry). Contest closes August 31st, 2017.

Gear Up for Back to School With Bixbee® Contest!

Bixbee® Funtastical Backpack: Bixbee’s lightweight, ergonomic, and fashionable backpacks are perfect for kids of all ages! With the patented horizontal design with the guidelines set by the American Occupational Therapy Association, not only does this design allow easy access to books and supplies, it also ensures optimal distribution of weight. Contoured and padded adjustable shoulder straps allow for the perfect fit while the generously padded mesh back panels alleviate press points and provide extra comfort. For more information on the Funtastical Backpack and to view the full line-up of too-cool-for-school backpacks, lunch boxes, and more, visit bixbee.com.

For your chance to win the Bixbee® Funtastical Backpack, enter here (contest code: Bixbee). Entry deadline is Thursday, August 31, 2017.



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Country Kickback at Heritage Park

Whether you’re a country-living expert, or a bonafide city kid, experience ‘How the West Was Once’ out on the farm during Country Kickback at Heritage Park!

Don’t miss fascinating demonstrations including:

  • Threshing and baling with steam-powered machinery at our wheat field (weather permitting)
  • Wheat grinding & other demonstrations at the small engine display with Engine Utopia
  • Needlepoint, quilting, tatting lace, rug making & other skills with the Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts

If you like to get hands-on, don’t miss these amazing activities:

  • Pet the friendly farm critters provided by Butterfield Acres
  • Try making rope, or branding a barn board and take home a souvenir!
  • Churning butter & making ice cream (without a freezer!) – sampling is encouraged!
  • Grab a partner & spin them ‘round at the old-fashioned barn dance

Everyone loves the Kickback Challenge:
Complete the four activities listed below, collect four stamps, and enter to win a family prize pack!

  • Lassoing
  • Gymkhana
  • Egg Find
  • Bucket Brigade

Finally, get ready for some hand-clapping, foot-stopping fun with live entertainment provided by the Prairie Mountain Fiddlers and Chinook Country Line Dancers! 

Check out the website for more details!

Global Calgary Morning News Segments

For parenting tips and updates from the experts, don't miss our Calgary's Child Magazine segment on the Global Morning News show on Mondays and Saturdays. Each segment has a different guest and topic, and air at approximately 8:25am on Mondays!

Monday, August 7 (August Long Weekend)
There is no Global Morning Show.

Monday, August 14
Guest: Judy Arnall, Child Development Specialist, Professional Parenting
Topic: What's the secret to effectively communicating with your teen so they don't shut you down or shut you out? Tune in for Judy's expert parental advice. And make sure to register for Judy's Free Live Webinar on Thursday evening, August 17 on tips for how to effectively listen to your teen, how to successfully meet your and your teen's needs, and more! To register, visit professionalparenting.ca. Judy's Free Live Webinar is Proudly Sponsored by Calgary's Child Magazine

Monday, August 21
Guest: Ellen Percival, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Calgary's Child Magazine
Topic: Move over, Summer! The new school year is almost here! Ellen will provide her expert tips on getting your kids - and you - ready for Fall when that school bell rings.

Monday, August 28
Guest: Soraya Lakhani, R. Psych., Yellow Kite Psychology
Topic: "Wanna be my friend?" For some kids, these simple words can be tough to say or act upon at the start of a new school year. But don't worry because as a parent, you can help! Tune in for Dr. Lakhani's expert advice on helping your child make friends at school. 


Next Issue


Theme: Health & Family Life Plus Winter Fun & Getaway Guide
Ad Booking Deadline: Sept 27, 2017
Distribution: starts first week of November 2017
This issue features our Healthy Living Guide, Winter Fun & Getaway Guide plus our Home School 101 Guide. It also includes events, our ‘Wish List’ holiday gift guide, suggestions to celebrate the season in style and our annual Parents’ Choice Awards ballot!

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