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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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Improving Your Teens Body Image

Improving Your Teens Body Image

In this media-obsessed age where images of stars and starlets are scrutinised daily, it can be difficult to know how to ensure your teenager has a realistic and healthy view of their own body. Healthy Eating It may be a cliché, but feeling good really does begin on the inside, so if your teen is

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Is Your Teen Taking Risks

Is Your Teen Taking Risks

Part of growing up is about learning to set your own personal limits and boundaries. The relative independence of the teenage years earmarks this period in your child’s life, as the one when it’s time to push and test those limits to find a comfortable new norm. Unfortunately this generally involves your teen exposing themselves

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Three strategies children use when dealing with emotions

Three strategies children use when dealing with emotions

The earlier we are supported to accept our difficult feelings, the easier it will be in the longer term to process and release them. However, because it is part of the human condition to want to avoid pain, there is a common tendency for all of us to develop clever behavioural strategies in order to

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Making time for family

Making time for family

Hectic schedules can really get in the way of family time. Even if you manage to spend a decent amount of time with each member of your family every week, how often do you all get to spend quality time together? Many families find one parent is rushing off to football training with one child

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