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Is Your Child A Brat

Is Your Child A Brat

No parent wants to imagine their child is a brat. But deep down we all know that sometimes our kids behave like one, not matter how sweet they may be most of the time. Personally, I’m not a fan of the word ‘brat’. It’s literal definition is that of a child who is ‘ill-mannered and

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Dealing With Troublesome Neighbours

Dealing With Troublesome Neighbours

They say you can pick your friends but you can’t choose your family. The same goes for neighbours. Even if you move into a new home with the most amazing people living next to you, you never know when they’re going to up and leave and you have no control over who’s going to move

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Permissive Parenting - Is It Good For Children?

Permissive Parenting – Is It Good For Children?

Everyone has different ideals about how they’d like their parenting style to pan out and permissive parenting is just one. But is it good for children? What is permissive parenting? If your own parents were particularly strict then you may be drawn to permissive parenting, which allows kids plenty in the way of freedom and

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Helping Kids Through Divorce And Separation

Helping Kids Through Divorce And Separation

Whether married or living together, the vows we make and the determination we initially set out with – to be happy and love each other – can fizzle away,  sometimes despite all our best efforts relationships break down. This is not only hard for the couple involved but can be as hard if not harder

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The Importance Of Outdoor Play

The Importance Of Outdoor Play

The increasingly high rates of mental distress in children in the western world is an on going cause for concern, with statistics for depression and anxiety being several times higher than they were fifty years ago. Being In Control A popular theory as to why this is taking place is the link between the reduction

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The Effects Of Praising Children

The Effects Of Praising Children

For years now, parenting experts in the West have been encouraging us to offer praise to our kids in an effort to help build their self-esteem, confidence and motivation. This approach differs wildly from that in places like China, where praise is rarely dished out for fear that it will create arrogant, egotistical children. So

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