The power of saying yes to kids

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The power of saying yes to kids

by Michael Grose
Saying no is part of the deal when you’re a parent. With some age groups, (yes, two year olds and fourteen year olds, I’m talking about you) it can seem as if no is on automatic recording. It’s exhausting, not …
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The power of saying yes to kids

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The power of saying yes to kids

by Michael Grose
Saying no is part of the deal when you’re a parent. With some age groups, (yes, two year olds and…
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Positive Parenting

Giving kids social scripts

by Michael Grose
Recently, I heard my adult daughter rebuke a male friend who told her that she’d lost weight. “You just can’t…
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Anxiety

When you have a worrier in your family

by Michael Grose
Do you have a worrier in your family? Do you have a child who worries or over-thinks things? If so,…
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Teenagers

Handling a teenager’s outburst

by Michael Grose
How would you respond to this parenting challenge – a teenager’s outburst? You are a parent of  a 15 year…
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Learning/Education

Insightful questions to ask teachers at end-of-year interviews

by Michael Grose
An informative parent-teacher interview can give you a wonderful insight into your child’s academic performance, work attitude and social abilities.…
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Teenagers

When kids don’t play by family rules any more

by Michael Grose
Recently, I had a conversation with two parents who’s children wouldn’t cooperate with them any more. Their kids were both…
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Positive Parenting

Teaching kids to ask for what they want

by Michael Grose
Much behaviour that annoys parents stems from children’s inability to ask for what they want. Most parents have experienced a…

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Behaviour

Don’t let a sibling corner a market

by Michael Grose
Some kids will define themselves with a word or two. “I’m the smart/funny/dumb kid in the family.” So when they…
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Behaviour

Why emotional intelligence matters

by Michael Grose
Why emotional intelligence matters If you’re like me, you live in a very cognitive world. If someone asks me a…
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