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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 […]

11Feb
2013
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How to have a satisfying, uninterrupted phone conversation when your youngsters are nearby

Children love lots of attention and will go to great lengths to get it, even if they have to do something naughty to get it. They may whine in the background or ask questions that can definitely wait for a few minutes. A good way to get your attention is for them to start doing […]

29Jun
2009
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Congenial Mealtimes

4 year old Julie loves to put her hands in her soup and extract the animal pasta. Dimitri , who is 2 years old complains loudly that he doesn’t like the green stuff and pushes it off his plate. Shanae spills her drink and Con won’t sit at the table at meal time. Many parents […]

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 […]

04Apr
2009
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Should Our Children Obey Their Parents

I have noticed that there is much emphasis placed in our society, on children obeying their parents. I have wondered for many years if this is a right and healthy expectation for parents to have. I am a mother of 4 wonderful sons (teenagers and adults) and I have observed a large number of parents […]

07Mar
2009
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Negative effects of television viewing on children

It is becoming very clear from research, that television provides a powerful example of how to behave. It is a role model for children, that has a very strong negative influence, if parents and carers allow indiscriminate use. Television programs and advertisements are full of characters behaving in socially unacceptable ways. The main aim of […]