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setting healthy boundaries for your children

Setting Healthy Boundaries For Your Children

Parental boundaries are the guidelines we establish on behalf of our kids, creating a safe space within which they can exist. They are the invisible safety net, borne of an adult take on the world and our children just love to push against them and test the waters that lie beyond. The Fine Line The

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perimenopausal mums

Perimenopausal Mums

There are undoubtedly many benefits to having children when you are older: finances can be more stable, patience more abundant and life experience plentiful to name but a few. For a woman looking after a young child/children and going through the perimenopause (the years travelling through to the menopause) it can be exhausting and very

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Dealing With Temper Tantrums

Dealing With Temper Tantrums

Even the best-laid parenting plans in the world cannot always prevent temper tantrums. It’s a dead cert that at certain points in your child’s younger years, a few meltdowns will occur. And that’s just the parents. (I guarantee that most normal parents are tempted to throw a wobbly themselves on occasion. Or is that just

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Helping your child grow up happy

Helping your child grow up happy

Parenting may involve a bit (or a lot) of winging it, the basics of care are fairly easy to tick off. Making sure your child has a home, is fed, clothed and stimulated with toys and activities is not difficult as such for most, although granted the cost of all this may present a few

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The Importance Of Touch In Families

The Importance Of Touch In Families

Families fall into different categories regarding touch. Some are naturally physical with each other and display lots of affection, whereas others have a much more distant protocol. These families rely on talking or sharing activities as ways of spending time together. Now that we’ve moved far away enough from the age where babies were swaddled

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5 Basic rules for all children

5 Basic rules for all children

Children need rules and boundaries to help them feel secure, but too many can be confusing and cause more problems than they resolve. Add to that the need for modifying the rules as your children grow and you could be forgiven for just letting things slide. Getting the balance right is tricky, but taking a

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