When kids don’t play by family rules any more

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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 thirteen and they were too old for some things such as joining the family at the dinner table, but they …
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When kids don’t play by family rules any more

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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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Positive Parenting

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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