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10Mar
2014
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Sobbing in the shower

Guest Blog by Joe Bloggs I had a moment this morning. Well if I am being completely honest, and is there really a better place to do so than anonymously on the internet (unless you count Confession and that only applies if you are of that religious persuasion and feel the need to save your […]

06May
2013
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Parenting Tip 8 – Stimulating Activities for family members

There are an enormous number of interesting and exciting experiences that families and children can participate in, both at home and away from home; indoors and out. Some activities are low cost, while others will require that we dig into our wallets. It is great if we can foster a balance of physical, linguistic, emotional, […]

29Dec
2011
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Promoting Resilience in Children

Resilience is defined as the ability to recover quickly from setbacks. Are you resilient? Do you know how to promote this important attribute in your children? The American Psychological Association suggests “10 Ways to Build Resilience”, which are: (1) maintaining good relationships with close family members, friends and others; (2) to avoid seeing crises or […]

22Aug
2011
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Making School a Successful Experience for Children and Parents

If we want our children to have a successful and fulfilling experience, we need to be aware of what we are doing, to optimise the process. As a Mother of 4 wonderful Sons and a former Primary School teacher, I would like to offer you some useful tips on managing school life, so that the […]

03Dec
2010
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At Home Family Fun Without Screens

I believe that families need a complete break from TV, and other screens, on a regular basis. Having Family Fun Nights allows families to get together, bond, communicate, co-operate, share and participate actively in stimulating activities. There are a huge number of excellent activities that families can engage in together, such as board games, card […]

26Feb
2010
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Successfully Managing Teenagers

Handling our teenagers successfully involves setting a healthy example, patient teaching, effective communication and nurturing. Having an understanding of the changes and the common characteristics and behaviours, can make it less scary and difficult. Letting go, negotiating, encouraging and empowering our young people, is vital for peace and harmony. Changes At around 12 years for […]

06Jun
2009
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Creating Family Rules

It is wise to decide with our children, when they are old enough, on some appropriate guidelines for harmonious living. Children need to be socialised so that they can live and work successfully in the world at large. We want them to relate well with others and to be responsible, caring and constructive members of […]