Tune in to Real Parenting on CFAX 1070 this Saturday, April 12 at 4pm!

Impact of technology on developing brains

Paul Mohapel, a former neuroscientist, uses his knowledge of the brain to enrich our understanding of human and organizational dynamics. Paul is a part-time associate faculty at Royal Roads University and the Canadian Medical Association, as well as running his own leadership consulting business.

We’ll discuss the impact of screens, gaming and the Internet on the young person’s brain, the myth and dangers of multitasking, and the addictive properties of technology. We’ll also touch on how to have a mindful approach to using technology at home and in the classroom.

Decluttering your home with the kids

Spring is a great time to get decluttering and create some serenity in the home. This week I welcome guests Carly Russell-Huntley and Amber Bosma from UsedVictoria.com. Tune in for their tips on organizing a decluttering system and reducing all the toys and stuff around the house that the family just doesn’t use anymore. We’ll also chat about getting the kids & teens involved in chores & spring cleaning.

Share your thoughts by calling 250-386-1161 during the show.

(The podcast of this show can now be found on CFAX 1070 here.)


Please join me this Saturday, April 5 at 4pm PT for Real Parenting on CFAX 1070.

Dads: Smoke free & healthy

Dr. John Oliffe is a professor at the UBC School of Nursing with a research program in men’s health. His work focuses on men’s depression and suicide, tobacco reduction and smoking cessation and psycho-social prostate cancer care.

Dr. Oliffe joins me to discuss the Dads in Gear website for new and expectant dads who want to be smoke free.

Cloth Diapering

Shawn & Jane Tanner are co-owners of Happy Island Diaper Service and join me to discuss the environmental impact of cloth diapering vs. disposables. Considering making the switch? Tune in to find out how to get started.

2014 KidsRun

The 5th annual KidsRun is coming up May 4th in support of Pediatric Oncology for Vancouver Islands’ Kids. Tune in to learn more!

Have a question for one of the guests? Call in during the show: 250-386-1161


Mom panel: teen hygiene, pop culture, brain cancer and the CTFD parenting style

March 29, 2014

TweetTune in to Real Parenting on CFAX 1070 this Saturday March 29 at 4pm. I’m joined in the studio by a group of moms to discuss all kinds of real issues that can come up for parents. So grab a cup of tea,  tune in and feel free to share your thoughts during the show [...]

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Childhood foundations of adult happiness, Poison prevention, Measles & more

March 21, 2014

TweetTune or stream live to Real Parenting on CFAX 1070 this Saturday March 22 at 4pm PT/ 7pm ET. Childhood foundations of adult happiness Parents want their children to have happy and successful lives. They want to build great brains. But how? Frank Kros joins me to discuss what decades of research tell us about [...]

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$10 a day child care plan + Teen troubles & keeping connected

March 14, 2014

TweetTune in to Real Parenting on CFAX 1070 at the new time slot, Saturdays at 4pm PT. $10 a day child care plan Join in the conversation as my guest Sharon Gregson and I explore the $10 a day child care plan created by the Child Care Advocates of BC. How would it work? How [...]

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New time slot! Internet safety, holidays during school, closing Sundance

March 7, 2014

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Dad panel discuss Dad stereotypes, kids & videogame addiction, modelling commitment

March 1, 2014

TweetTune in this Saturday, March 1st at 12pm on CFAX 1070 for the Dad Panel! A panel of three dads join me to discuss parenting topics from a dad’s point of view. From Dad stereotypes, to kids’ video game addiction, to modelling commitments with our relationships, sports teams, and more. I look forward to welcoming [...]

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Happy family under two roofs, Creative discipline, Step-parenting & teen mental health

February 21, 2014

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Teaching kids about money + Secrets to preventing tantrums

February 14, 2014

TweetTune in to Real Parenting radio on CFAX 1070 this Saturday, February 15 at 12pmPT. We have several books to giveaway so call in to win during the show at 250-386-1161 Teaching kids about money One day our kids will be off on their own in this big world and it will be their responsibility to [...]

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Eating disorder awareness week + A-Z of Children’s Health

February 7, 2014

TweetTune in or stream live to the Real Parenting radio show on CFAX 1070 this Saturday, Feb 8 at 12pmPT (3pm ET). Call in during the show with your questions for the guests or comments on this week’s topics: 250-386-1161 Eating disorder awareness week February 2-11 is Eating Disorders Awareness Week in Canada and we [...]

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