Making time for your child

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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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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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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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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