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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, […]

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 […]

27May
2011
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How to Avoid Spoiling Our Children

Most people would agree that it is not a good idea to over-indulge our children. This can happen many ways, often unconsciously. This article will describe these areas, and detail suggestions to be less indulging with our young people. I will also talk about the reasons that parents and carers spoil their children, in order […]

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 […]

07Mar
2009
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Self-care for parents and children

Balance of Experiences Do you know what your true interests, talents and passions are?It is beneficial for parents and children to devote their time to different types of activities throughout the day or week in order to lead a more balanced lifestyle. Socialising, working, family activities, leisure activities, eating, household chores, exercising, volunteering, relaxation, intellectual […]