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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 […]

05Jun
2013
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The Important Thing About Yelling

Guest Blog courtesy of www.handsfreemama.com Written by Rachel Macy Stafford I cherish the notes I receive from my children—whether they are scribbled with a Sharpie on a yellow sticky note or written in perfect penmanship on lined paper. But the Mother’s Day poem I recently received from my 9-year-old daughter was especially meaningful. In fact, […]

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 […]

03Jan
2013
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Parenting Tip 7: Parenting Style

Our children are more likely to be helpful and well-mannered if we use a more democratic style of parenting. This means showing respect, unconditional love, social equality and co-operation. We need to be an inspiring role-model, give responsibilities, and promote self-discipline.

15Oct
2012
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Parenting Tip 6 : Wholesome Role Models

Our children need positive, wholesome role models to learn from and emulate most of the time. It is important for us to be fully aware of the negative influences that are present in our children’s lives, and the likely impact on them eg. Dishonesty and abuse on TV, violence and vandalism in computer games, sexually […]

02Aug
2012
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Promoting Honesty in Young Children

Don’t you dare lie to me! You can miss out on TV for a whole month! Tell me the truth! Why did you lie! I’ll never trust you again! Where did you get that! These reactions are not likely to help in getting our children to be honest.  There is quite a lot we can […]

28May
2012
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Parenting Tip 4 – Preventing Inappropriate Behaviour of Children

Noticing good behaviour and commenting on it, is far more effective than trying to correct inappropriate behaviour. If we can be more positive with our children and ourselves, we will move closer to a more satisfying relationship. By encouraging our children, we will see them grow in confidence and self-assurance, and they will be motivated […]

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