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four types of parenting styles

Four types of parenting styles

As parents we encounter many of the same situations, but we may deal with them very differently according to the style of parenting we have adopted. Experts say there are four types of parenting style and the different approaches can influence a child’s mood and temperament into adulthood. Here we examine the different styles and

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Over protective or too lenient parenting

Over protective or too lenient parenting

There is a spectrum of parenting styles and at either end we have the polarities of ‘over-protective’ versus ‘hands-off’. Both these styles have their strengths and weaknesses and it can be possible to pick and mix from each one in order to create an approach to parenting that is flexible and responsive to each situation,

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Are we doing too much for our kids

Are we doing too much for our kids

We all want our kids to be happy and successful in whatever they do and of course we are happy to help them along the way. But when does that help become too much? Kids who aren’t given responsibility and whose parents help them with everything from homework to relationships may struggle to learn to

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How to use the naughty step

How to use the naughty step

The good old naughty step – the brilliant method of restoring some level of peace to the household; giving both child and parent “time out” from tense situations. But as with every discipline method there can be some niggles from time to time. Let’s have a little look at the most common problems we may

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does your child think they are ugly

Does your child think they are ugly

Kids can be cruel and at some point most are likely to become a victim of teasing or bullying because of the way they look. Of course, as adults we (should) know that people come in all shapes and sizes and that doesn’t define beauty. But children and teenagers are different. They value the opinions

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Five life skills for kids and teens

Five life skills for kids and teens

Sometimes kids and parents alike get caught up in exam results. But no matter how bright your child might be on paper, unless she has some basic life skills behind her she won’t get very far in the adult world. Here is our pick of five of the most important life skills you can teach

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