Challenges of being a working parent

Teaching children to share

Teaching children to share

Sharing is a life skill that we all want our kids to have. But, as a skill it has to be learned. Very few children are happy to share their toys from the off. Teaching children to share can be tricky, without developing that skill life will be pretty difficult throughout childhood and beyond. Explain

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Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia is a specific learning difficulty meaning it only affects some skills and abilities, it is not linked to the general level of intelligence of the person who has it. It is thought the cause of dyspraxia is due to certain systems in the brain that are not fully developed, meaning messages are not transmitted

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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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ADHD and school

ADHD And School

A child with ADHD can find it tricky to sit still, listen attentively, and concentrate. These are key skills required for a successful school life, making mainstream schooling a challenge for many of those who suffer from ADHD. But it has been proven many times that kids with ADHD can adapt, with a little patience,

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teaching kids about charity

Teaching kids about charity

Every Christmas, there is a charity trolley that hovers at the door of our local supermarket. It is asking for toy donations for orphaned children. With my kids being spoiled rotten by Santa each year, I always make a point of visiting the store with them and helping them choose and pay for a gift

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