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Basics of positive parenting

Why parent positively? Here's one good reason to think about: Your Child's Self Esteem An act of comparison is ultimately an act of rejection, therefore accept your child for the unique individual they are. They are a once off happening that will never reoccur and your acceptance of them, results [...]

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Bullying and your child

What is bullying? Bullying is defined as unwanted negative behaviour whether verbal, physical or psychological directed by an individual or a group against another person and which is repeated over time. This behaviour can be name calling, exclusion, isolation or intimidation or cyber bullying.  The effect of the child or [...]

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Blended families

Breakup need not mean family breakdown We need remember that marital breakup need not necessarily lead to family breakdown and aim to minimize the impact on the children. Children who are prepared in advance of the separation take the stress of parents separating more easily. Therefore, communicating with the child [...]

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Helping Children through marital breakdown

Helping Children through marital breakdown The Late Late show featured the difficulties separated couples face when all they have in common are their children. There is a startling rise in couples separating and issues around lone parenting. However, evidence shows that children fare better in a happy one parent family than a [...]

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Separation or divorce on children

Separation and your Child or Teen There is a startling rise in couples separating and issues around lone parenting. However, evidence shows that children fare better in a happy one parent family than a two parent family where there is conflict. Therefore, how do we negotiate the minefield of to [...]

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Starting Secondary School

Many children will be entering Secondary School after the summer and entering the teens years can bring a new set of challenges […]

7 tips for parenting teens

Parenting teenagers is not easy, Here are the parenting skills you need to help guide your teen to become a responsible adolescent. 1. Reducing Conflict with Teens There are so many situations where we can end up in conflict with our teens on a daily basis. What else could we do [...]

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Easier evenings for working parents

Evenings and bedtimes are stressful for working parents nowadays. Stressed working parents With two parents arriving home to children who have missed them all day, what do children need? Here are my top 5 tips towards better evenings with your child to ensure everyone goes to bed happy. 1. Provide [...]

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