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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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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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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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