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Raising feisty five year olds

Raising feisty five year olds

Five is a fascinating age. Everything is new and they have two speeds - stop and full on. It's also a time for parents to move over and allow your child to be guided by other adults.Read more

Raising excellent eleven year olds

Raising excellent eleven year olds

Eleven year olds need a mixture of distance and closeness from parents. They will appreciate more space but they will also need plenty of guidance, encouragement and monitoring without being too controlling.Read more

Ten common DISCIPLINE mistakes

Ten common DISCIPLINE mistakes

Here are 10 common and easily avoided mistakes parents make when disciplining their children. Replace these mistakes with better techniques and you'll be on your way to parenting easy street.Read more

Raising terrific two year olds

Raising terrific two year olds

Two is an age that has quite a reputation, but it's not always deserved. It's an age of exploration, self-discovery and a huge increase in vocabulary. Read more