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Michael Grose

Kids can learn to manage anger, in much the same way that they can learn to manage fear, sadness and, even happiness. Admittedly, some kids have a 'hair trigger' so that their anger can escalate in an instant, but parents there is a plan you can follow to help them handle their anger effectively without hitting, hurting or humiliating others.

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A spoonful of sugar

26 November
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Michael Grose

Mary Poppins the musical is a stunner. But there are some parenting lessons on show as a cracking good time.

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Michael Grose

When it comes to smarts one birth order position leads the way. In a large Norwegian study one birth order position outscored other positions by an average of two per cent in Intelligence Quotient scores.

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Michael Grose

Out of the blue she asked a simple question. “Which parenting qualities haven’t you covered in any of your books, or not mentioned in one of your talks, but are vital to effective parenting.”

I thought about this for a long time. And then it struck me!

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Michael Grose

Often we spend a great deal of time in reactive mode as parents. We react to children’s poor behaviour to get some change. We react when children have social problems to help them get by. We react when there’s a poor school report so that learning can improve.