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How do I raise confident and positive children?

How do I raise confident and positive children?If you could pass just one personality trait on to your child, is there anything better than confidence? A confident child is a happier, healthier child, better equipped to deal with any challenges and frustrations that life throws at them. It is the...
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What are some ways in which I can guide my child’s behaviour?

What are some ways in which I can guide my child's behaviour? As parents, we have so much influence over the way that our children develop mentally, and the behaviour they will exhibit over the years. Surely you can still remember now, the significant ways in which your parents influenced you, ...
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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 effectively praise my child?

For them to grow up to be strong, proud, happy humans, full of confidence and healthy amounts of self-esteem, children need consistent and continual praise. As a parent, it's very easy to fall into the trap of generic praise, and spurt out the odd, ‘well done you' or ‘that's fantastic', but ...
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How do I ensure my child has enough sleep in a dual-career family?

Changing your life to have children when both you and your partner have full on, time consuming careers is a big decision to make. When you have a child, life is no longer about hitting those targets on Monday morning and working late at the office whenever you need to. Suddenly, there's a little...
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How should we respond to unwanted behaviour?

How should we respond to unwanted behaviour? We love our children and want nothing but the very best for them, but sometimes - and there's no shame in admitting it - they do get us riled up. Before we know it, we're angry, they're crying and no one's happy. We mustn't forget that a preschooler's ...
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How do I take care of my child's oral health?

How do I take care of my child's oral health?When we are children, the most we tend to think about our teeth is in relation to when the tooth fairy might arrive and deposit a few golden coins under our pillow! But as we get older, we begin to care much more about the health of our teeth, and ...
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How do we prevent unwanted behaviours?

Misbehaving is simply a part of childhood, a rite of passage if you will. And given that children are constantly learning and adapting, it's only natural that they make mistakes - mistakes that we often interpret as unwanted behaviours. But children can sometimes overstep the bounds of what's ...
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Which disciplinary styles and tactics am I using?

Which disciplinary styles and tactics am I using? Most parents will be all too familiar with the many variations of ‘no's' and ‘I won'ts' that children come up with. The refusals to go to bed, to help put away their toys, or to come and sit down for lunch. And we cope as best we can, often ...
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How can I teach my children to go green?

There are a great deal of pressing, man-made problems facing our planet today, from excessive rubbish to harmful pollution, but the Earth remains a vast and glorious place just waiting to be explored. If we want to keep our beautiful planet, it's important that we all do our part, no matter how ...
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