Primary school age

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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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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Ways children Express Their Love For You

Ways children Express Their Love For You

As parents we love our children with all our hearts. Yes, sometimes they may push boundaries, get into trouble and cause us to stay up all night worrying about them but even so they know they’ll always have our unconditional love. On the other hand, from time to time it can be tricky to spot

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Looking after your teeth

Looking after your teeth

One of the most important elements of personal hygiene we can teach our kids is how to look after their teeth properly. Not only are they important in helping chew the food we eat and keeping our gums healthy, great teeth also make us look and feel happier and more confident. So it’s important to

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Risks to children in the home

Risks to children in the home

The home is a safe haven for our families, our go-to place when the need for space and sanity strike. But it is also the most dangerous environment our young children inhabit, mainly because they spend so much time there; they have so much freedom there, relative to when they are outside the house. How

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