Preventing childhood bullying

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Preventing childhood bullying

by Michael Grose
Childhood bullying is an insidious behaviour that thrives on secrecy and adult acquiescence. The recent efforts by a father in Ohio, USA to hold his child accountable for bullying is commendable, even if the technique he used is questionable. Matt …
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Preventing childhood bullying

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Bullying

Preventing childhood bullying

by Michael Grose
Childhood bullying is an insidious behaviour that thrives on secrecy and adult acquiescence. The recent efforts by a father in…
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Positive Parenting

Benefit mindset: Beyond a growth mindset

by Michael Grose
The impact of the mindset work of Carol Dweck has been profound. Since she published her book ‘Mindset’ in 2006…
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Parenting Ideas holiday survival guide

by Michael Grose
Holidays are about kicking your feet up, relaxing and getting away from the usual routines. That’s how kids see holidays.…
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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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Positive Parenting

Awkward Thirteen

by Michael Grose
Thirteen is a pivotal age. It has been described as an age of rebirth where the teen takes over from…
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Positive Parenting

Developing emotional intelligence in children

by Michael Grose
Ever told a child to calm down only to see their emotions escalate instead? Kids, like adults, need to recognise…
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Make your compliments count

by Michael Grose
Ever notice how small hinges can swing really big doors? It’s a reminder that it’s the smallest things we do…
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Boys

Teach boys the processes of independence

by Michael Grose
If you want your kids to become independent, first you need to teach them the necessary skills. Being able to…
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Resilience

Teach kids not to jump to conclusions

by Michael Grose
Many children jump to conclusions when an unpleasant situation occurs, thinking and acting impulsively rather than thinking rationally before reacting.…

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Positive Parenting

In the heat of a parenting moment

by Michael Grose
We all do and say things in the heat of the moment that in retrospect make us cringe. That make…
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