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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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Disrespectful teens

Disrespectful teens

Are you living with someone who seems to ignore you, refuses to listen to your point of view and frequently causes arguments? Welcome to the world of living with a teenager. Not all young people are difficult to live with, but when your loving child turns into one of these disrespectful teens then what can

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Raising happy teenagers

Raising happy teenagers

You could be forgiven for thinking that the words ‘Happy’ and ‘Teenager’ are unlikely companions. But despite the moods and scowls that can seem to dominate teenage demeanour most have a great capacity for happiness – as parents we just need to understand how to access it, which in turn makes raising happy teenagers a

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Why do teenagers think their parents are stupid

It’s a pattern that’s been repeated through the decades. Why do teenagers think their parents are stupid? We have may have qualifications, challenging jobs, and manage the family budget, but we don’t know what lol means! Yes of course its laugh out loud, but until recently I did think it was lots of love. So

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Passing on life skills to help children grow

Top 5 Life Tips To Teach Your Kids As parents we are constantly teaching our children. Hold your spoon like this, say please and thank you, put this shoe on this foot. Every day we are passing on life skills to help children grow and develop. Money Matters Teaching children to look after their finances

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Does your teen want to drop out of school or college

The saying goes that “School days are the best days of your life”.  Whilst many will clearly sail through their years in the playground, for others the experience is one they cannot wait to forget.  For teens having a rough time at school, dropping out may seem like a great option.  It is our job

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