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13Nov
2013
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Encouragement

Are you really listening?

It can really hurt when someone listens half-heartedly to us, when we really want, and need, their full attention. We can feel unimportant, unworthy or insignificant, particularly if we are lacking in confidence and self-assurance. Here are some listening negatives:- Cutting off the speaker and talking about ourselves Eg. Your child is telling you that […]

02Jun
2010
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Nurturing all Family Members – Part 1

Wholesome role models Our children need wholesome role models, to learn from, and emulate. Therefore it’s vital that we are fully aware of the influences that are present in their lives, and the likely impact on them. If children spend a lot of time watching TV, playing computer or electronic games during their formative years, […]

07May
2010
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But he hit me first! Sibling Rivalry

It is normal for children to fight some of the time. It would be very strange, and of concern, if they didn’t get angry and attack each other with strong emotion, occasionally. However, fighting can be successfully diminished if parents and carers can follow some effective guidelines that I will outline. Prevention is obviously much […]

10May
2009
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‘Cause I said so! – Nagging and Shouting

Your friend is coming over in a couple of hours and you ask your 4 year old daughter to tidy up her room. She is playing with her bead set and ignores you. You ask her again. She says she will tidy it but keeps on playing. You get louder and become more frustrated and […]