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Manage like a cat, nurture like a dog

Manage like a cat, nurture like a dog

Teenagers need a mix a firmness and nurturance but giving both can be tricky. Here's a magic way to make sure you give teens exactly what they need from youRead more

The curse of the eldest child

The curse of the eldest child

Of all birth order positions being born first carries plenty of privileges but it also presents plenty of problems too. Do the problems outweigh the privileges?Read more

How to know you're getting expert parenting advice, or not!

How to know you're getting expert parenting advice, or not!

You wouldn't get legal advice from an amatuer, and you shouldn't get parenting advice from a novice. There's a lot of novices dispensing parenting advice online right now that you should be concerned. Here's a quick guide to help you sort the parenting hay from the chaff.Read more

How to determine your child's digital diet

How to determine your child's digital diet

Young children are becoming hooked on their parents' IPads, IPhones and other digital devices to the detriment of their language and intellectual development. These common sense guidelines will help.Read more