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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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    How Long Should Babies Nap During The day?

    How Long Should Babies Nap During The day?

    It’s a well-known fact that for the first few weeks of their lives babies do little except feed and sleep. But even as they grow, daytime naps remain important for babies and young toddlers. Getting too much or too little sleep during the day will have a knock-on effect and stop your baby from sleeping

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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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    Teaching Children Positive Values

    Teaching Children Positive Values

    Positive values are an important part of forming character. Not only do they encourage your child to act in a way you’re proud of, they also help kids react appropriately when faced with big decisions. Key positive values children need to develop and socialise well include: caring, honesty, integrity, equality and responsibility. Teaching children these

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