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The father of reinvention

The father of reinvention

Can an old parenting dog learn new tricks? He sure can according to a second time dad. Malcolm Dix shares his first time dad lessons and shows how he is reinventing himself as a father to be more effective the second time around.Read more

Helping kids be brave

Helping kids be brave

Currently, it seems we are experiencing an epidemic of childhood anxiety. However anxiousness need not prevent children and young people from maximising learning, social and leisure opportunities. A resilient parenting style can make a huge difference.Read more

Three I's of great modern parenting

Three I's of great modern parenting

When my parents raised me, parenting was black and white. That is, there was a right and a wrong way to raise kids. Now you only have to read comments parents leave on my Facebook page to realise now that there are shades of grey in most modern parenting issues. In fact, there are many ways to be right.Read more

Make it visual

Make it visual

 Most homes are highly verbal places. We tend to do most of our managing and motivating of kids verbally. But there are times that we need to go visual to communicate to kids.Read more