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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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    Benefits Of Play For Children

    Benefits Of Play For Children

    Kids love playing but did you know that as well as being fun it also has a lot of educational value? Explore For young kids, play is how they investigate and explore the world around them. You may not see much educational value in running around the park or kicking a football about but for

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    At What Age Should Children Be Allowed Out Alone

    At What Age Should Children Be Allowed Out Alone

    It’s a dilemma faced by all parents – what age should your kids be when you let them go out and about on their own? Context Many parents are quite relaxed about allowing their children to go out and play with friends from a relatively young age. Presuming someone responsible is keeping an eye on

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    Alcohol And Sex Advice For Teens

    Alcohol And Sex Advice For Teens

    Parents worry. It’s part of our job description and there’s no getting around it. The teenage years are some of the most worrisome and while you may trust your teen’s judgement generally, there’s no guaranteeing what kind of situation they may find themselves in if they choose to drink alcohol. While it may be tempting

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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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    How To Deal With Kid's Stealing

    How To Deal With Kid’s Stealing

    Instilling a sense of right and wrong in our kids is all part of the Big Job that is parenting. Where stealing is concerned this life lesson typically starts from a very young age. We counsel our children on not swiping toys from playmates and stop them as they sneak their fingers into the biscuit

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