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Two-on-one time with first borns

Two-on-one time with first borns

We've heard about the importance of one-on-one time with kids. Well if you have a first born, there's a differnt type of time they like as well.Read more

Secrets to changing kids' annoying behaviours

Secrets to changing kids' annoying behaviours

Let's face it, all kids have a behaviour or two that we'd like to change or adapt. Sometimes changing these behaviours will make them mores sociable or easier to live with. Here are four simple tips that if you follow will enable you to channel most kids' behaviours into more productive means.Read more

Beating peer pressure

Beating peer pressure

Resisting peer pressure is a challenge for many children and young people. They often want to say NO to a peer's requests but are not sure how to do so.Read more

It's only words...

It's only words...

Words are the most important tool for a parent. Your words can soothe, reassure, excite, inspire and lift. Alternatively, they can provoke, challenge and excite. Choosing the right words changes moods and means the difference between being heared and being ignored.Read more