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This is the worst day ever!

Recently, Debra (not her real name), a mother of two children, told me how her 10 year old son would often exaggerate his woes with comments such as ‘This is the worst day ever’ when he came in the door …

No coming back from a No!

No means No, right? Well, yes… and no! Kids forever want things from their parents, whether it’s a commodity (“Can I have an ice cream, please?”), permission (“Can I use your IPad, please?”) or greater freedom (“Is it okay if …

Playing favourites

Favouritism is perhaps a taboo area in families. But parents rarely treat each child the same. Do you have a favourite child in your family? If so, you are quite normal according to recent research. One Australian study found that around …

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Parents have two things in common. Firstly, every parent experiences some challenges or difficulties at some point raising kids. Whether it’s managing challenging behaviour, keeping a child’s chin up when life doesn’t go their way or helping a young person …

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