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Teaching children good work ethics

Teaching children good work ethics

From schoolwork to helping out around the house, a good work ethic is valuable even in childhood. And, of course, once they leave school and head out into the big wide world, a good work ethic becomes even more important if you want to succeed in life. Teaching children the significance of being willing to

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Moving In With A New Partner

Moving In With A New Partner

Moving in with a new partner is a significant step in any relationship, but it throws up additional challenges when there are children in the mix. The ease with which you create your step family will depend on many things, some of them out of your control, particularly in respect of your exes. Navigating the

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Is social media ruining girls confidence

Is social media ruining girls confidence

Social media: a ubiquitous feature of modern life. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram et al mean our every move, thought and experience can be captured and posted for the world to see, comment upon and share. We are exposed to countless videos, articles and photographs in our increasingly connected world. In my former life as

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Dealing with A Defiant Child

Dealing with A Defiant Child

No! It’s the word that all parents dread hearing from their kids. It’s a stake in the ground that requires not only our attention, but also our best persuasive response. It is often strategically timed to push our stress levels to the max, which requires super-human levels of patience to deal with. Defiance is a

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Dealing with insulting teens

Dealing with insulting teens

Teens can be testy, we all know that. Adolescence is a tough time, so cut them a bit of slack. There comes a point when general teenage grumpiness crosses that line and mutates into behaviour that is rude and unacceptable. So what’s the best way to deal with it when your teen becomes insulting? Give

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deliberate self harming

Deliberate self harming

Self-harm can be a delicate topic to broach with your kids. If you suspect or discover that your child or teenager is deliberately hurting herself then you will probably have lots of questions. You may not be sure how to handle the situation without making it worse and might not know where to turn for

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