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Smacking is not okay

Smacking is not okay

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 teaching kids how to bully.Read more

Overcoming early puberty blues

Overcoming early puberty blues

Research linking early puberty with an increased risk of depression and anxiety in early adulthood provides food for thought for parents of girls in particular.Read more

Help siblings resolve disputes themselves

Help siblings resolve disputes themselves

Great parenting reflects real life, and so prepares kids to handle challenges as well as maximise opportunities. Your approach to sibling conflict can equip kids to resolve conflict and relationship difficulties in other areas of their lives.Read more