Parenting guilt

Ways to stop your child becoming self critical

Ways to stop your child becoming self critical

Children start receiving messages about not being good enough from a very early age. Most of the advertising on television gives messages either overtly or subliminally that you are not fully acceptable unless you have this gadget, that image or those designer clothes. At a certain age, which seems to be getting younger and younger,

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Healthy post natal exercise

Healthy post natal exercise

Getting your body back after the birth of your baby can feel strange. One of the best ways to reclaim yourself is to take control of your body and start exercising. While this may feel like the last thing you want to do when you’re fatigued beyond belief it is well worth the effort. As

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Children and bedtime fears

Children and bedtime fears

Many young children will go through a period when they are fearful of going to sleep. This is a perfectly normal stage; it can be triggered by any number of things. For some children it is the dawning realisation that night time represents a separation from Mum and Dad, a developing and vivid imagination, or

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Are you living vicariously through your children

Are you living vicariously through your children

Oooh that’s a bit of a question isn’t it? First off, what does vicarious actually mean? It is the word given to the behaviour of trying to experience something second hand, through another person’s experience. We all do it to some extent, for example, when people are telling us about their travels we imagine ourselves

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Permissive Parenting - Is It Good For Children?

Can You Fix Bad Behaviour In A Week

When the kids are constantly playing up it can seem like nothing will ever work to stop it. Even when you do find a solution that seems effective, the little tykes have an uncanny knack for developing an immunity to it within days … sometimes even hours. It can feel like you are forever lurching

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Where is your place in your family?

Where is your place in your family?

Wherever you come in your family, there are pro’s and con’s to that particular position. Of course, everyone has more empathy for the position of the oldest child if that is where they sit, but actually each placement has it’s own strengths and drawbacks. The Oldest Sibling As an oldest sibling it is very likely

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