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From frantic to focused: The overscheduled child

Coming home to tired, cranky and stressed-out kids can easily transform your home from a feeling of refuge to a household of hassles. Overscheduled children impact routines at home. So how do families create a home environment that supports harmony and balance?

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Book clubs for every age and stage

Book clubs are fashionable these days. Note the avid readers meeting in coffee shops, book stores, libraries and living rooms. For those of us who have always had our noses in a book, this is welcome news, but there are excellent reasons for joining book groups that go well beyond following the latest trend. 

Here are some reasons both you and your child should consider joining a book group:

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Get actively involved in your child’s education

At the Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD), we encourage parents and guardians to participate in their school community. Two of the most common ways are through school council or volunteer opportunities.

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Supporting positive back-to-school drop-offs

Going back to school can be an exciting time in a child’s life. New classmates, new teachers, new environment... but all this newness can also be challenging for our little ones. Leaving mom and dad to go to school or daycare can cause a stir of emotions. After a few tearful attempts, we may start to become frustrated and feel lost on how to better support morning drop-offs and ease their anxieties.

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