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How does my child’s sex affect their learning style?

How does my child's sex affect their learning style?Your little girl has come back from school and she's furious. She's been told that boys are stronger than girls, and she should stick to drawing pretty pictures. Understandably, that's got your blood boiling too. But why are there different ...
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Why is praise and a ‘growth mindset’ important for children?

Why is praise and a ‘growth mindset' important for my child?They say that everything stems from childhood. Our confidence levels, the way we interact with others, our state of independence, and so much more. And even though it may be a little uncomfortable to do, if you take the time to reflect...
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How do I ensure my child forms secure attachments?

When you become a parent, there's no doubt that spending time with your little one is suddenly one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling parts of life. There really is no better feeling than sitting on the sofa, with your giggling child wrapped in your arms. You make eye contact with them. ...
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How should I be communicating with my child?

 How should I be communicating with my child?As human beings, the ability to communicate with one another is at the very heart of who we are. It allows us to socialise, to relate, to negotiate, to learn, to grow, to understand, and to make ourselves understood. Now that you've reached adulthood...
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How can I teach my child that sharing is caring?

‘These are mine . . . I had them first . . . You can't have them!'When raising a preschooler, you will inevitably come up against the dilemma that is ‘sharing'. You will likely find that your preschooler struggles to share with everyone, from siblings, cousins, friends, even you, and at times...
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How can grandparents and extended family bond with my child?

 Your parents love their grandchild, but you can't help wondering if they're spending enough time together. Meanwhile, you're busy juggling work, nursery and trying to spend time with your little one. Is it okay for your extended family to help out? How can you make it a bonding experience for ...
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How can I teach my child to go green?

In today's world, global warming is no secret, and it's become second nature to automatically throw our plastic and cardboard waste in the recycling instead of the rubbish bin. It's safe to say that going green is a necessary and fast-growing movement for families all over the globe, with our ...
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Why are beans and pulses important for my preschooler’s diet?

Why are beans and pulses important for my preschooler's diet?As a child, you will remember there were some foods you absolutely loved and couldn't wait to gobble up. While there were others that you were always trying to hide under your plate so your parents would think you'd already eaten them! ...
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What do I need to know when going plant-based with my child?

Many of us weren't given a whole lot of choice when it came to what we ate as a child. We hastily gulped down what was put in front of us so we could get on with playing in the garden or watching our favourite TV show. Nowadays, with so many people switching to vegetarianism and veganism, more ...
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Why is relatedness important for my child?

Why is relatedness important for my child? By the time you become a parent, it's likely you would have gathered enough life experiences to reflect upon what's really important. And out of all the experiences you've gathered so far, we can bet that it's the moments shared with other people that ...
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