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Setting boundaries for kids

Setting boundaries for kids

All kids need limits. From not throwing food onto the floor to obeying a curfew, it doesn’t matter what age your children are, they need to know where boundaries lie. But as parents, it can be difficult to judge whether the rules we make are too strict and assess how much truth there is in

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Are your teens hanging around with the wrong crowd

Is your teen hanging around with the wrong crowd

Be honest now – there are times when we all seriously question the kind of company our kids are keeping. If they start to exhibit undesirable behaviours, it is comforting to look outwards and find others to blame. As parents, it’s natural to feel protective of our kids, but equally important to acknowledge that our

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Raising children to believe in themselves

Raising children to believe in themselves

A child that enters adulthood knowing they’re someone who deserves respect and love, will have a much easier time dealing with life’s up’s and down’s than a child who feels that they are fundamentally lacking. So how do we help our kids to feel good about themselves and bring a healthy sense of confidence to

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my child has a phobia

My child has a phobia

All children experience fears and anxieties, but for some the feelings can become so intense they can turn into a phobia. What is the Difference Between a Fear and a Phobia? Fear Childhood fears will come and go, often disappearing for several years before resurfacing again. Your child may fear something one day and feel

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Parents and drugs

Parents and drugs

When it comes to issues such as drug taking, kids and teenagers are perhaps more interested in their parents’ opinion than you might think. Therefore, it’s important to chat to your kids about the issues surrounding drugs. But, if you yourself take recreational drugs, or have a drugs problem then that conversation can be a

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What is the right age to teach children about rape?

What is the right age to teach children about rape?

Rape is not a subject that many parents look forward to discussing with their kids. The government has recently announced plans for lessons on sexual consent to be taught in schools from the age of 11, bringing the issue of the right age to teach children about consent into the foreground. Protecting sexually active youngsters

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