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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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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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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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