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18Sep
2013
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Pointers for standing up for yourself without losing your cool

To be able to tell someone in a calm, assertive manner how their behaviour is adversely affecting you, and what you would like them to do, is an essential, and very satisfying life skill. It’s not easy at first. There are plenty of situations where you can practise on strangers, friends, family members, and your […]

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.

15Mar
2011
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Inspiring Co-operation without Nagging, Shouting or Punishing

It can be very frustrating and irritating when our children don’t co-operate with us on a regular basis. It is tempting to raise our voices, to repeat ourselves over and over, or to threaten to punish for non-compliance. But there is a more effective, simple solution, to motivate our children to co-operate. This involves encouragement, […]

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 […]