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Raise only-children to be smart and social

Raise only-children to be smart and social

It’s often thought that children, especially only-children, who spend a great deal of time alone aren’t socially able. But the research doesn’t stack up in support of this notion.Read more

Say NO WAY to Smacking

Say NO WAY to Smacking

Discipline is an important part of the parenting process, but it doesn't need to include corporal punishment. There are plenty of effective alternatives to smacking, and they don't come with negative side effects including resentment and possibly, bullying.Read more

Emotional labour

Emotional labour

It's the emotional labour that parents do that makes it such hard work, but it's essential if we are going to be effective.Read more

Michael's RULER Story

Michael's RULER Story

Michael's story on how using the Mood Meter to recognise and regulate moods and emotions can have a positive impact on yours and your family's lives.Read more

The trolls inside

The trolls inside

The worst trolls live inside children's heads; the voice of insecurity, self doubt and fear. This is the troll that kids and parents have to be most vigilant about.Read more