Communicating with your child

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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Teaching Children Positive Values

Teaching Children Positive Values

Positive values are an important part of forming character. Not only do they encourage your child to act in a way you’re proud of, they also help kids react appropriately when faced with big decisions. Key positive values children need to develop and socialise well include: caring, honesty, integrity, equality and responsibility. Teaching children these

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Finding yourself as a single parent

Finding yourself as a single parent

Some people are single parents from the word go, whereas others become single parents after a relationship ends for whatever reason. The transition from being joint parents to being a single parent can be a real test and not something that is adapted to overnight. The simple reality of single parenting is that you have

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Are You Happy In Your Own Company

Are You Happy In Your Own Company

For many working parents, time alone is a rare experience, it is often associated with a special treat of snatched time when everyone else is momentarily taken care of and you can put your feet up for five minutes. However, even if the opportunity rarely presents itself, learning to relax and enjoy your own company

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