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Creating momentum for positive change

Currently, I’m reading about Sir John Monash, the first Australian-born general to command Australian troops in World War 1. He was an amazing figure, as unlike his foolhardy predecessors, he refused to sacrifice troops as cannon fodder in the fields …

Hopeful kids are happy kids

Think of two children who you have regular contact with: one who is resilient and happy, and one who is struggling and languishing. Imagine you are interviewing each of them and you ask them to rate their response to these …

Devil at home, darling in public

“Why does my child behave well for others, but not for me?” This is a common question many parents ask. It’s frustrating! I remember my primary school-aged children having very poor table manners at home, yet after sleep-overs and visits …

The three stages of bonding

What do a baby, a three year old and a fifteen year old have in common? Each is an age of bonding, which is a vital developmental task of childhood. A baby bonds with their mother (and father) Forming bonds …

Conquering kids’ self-consciousness

Self-consciousness can be awful. It’s the feeling you get that everyone is looking at you. It makes kids feel anxious about going into new situations, and impacts negatively on their quality of life. Self-consciousness tends to come and go over …

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10 amazing facts about siblings

The impact of sibling on the development of a child is vastly under-rated. It’s through interactions with siblings that we learn how to relate to others; how to share, fight, argue, give way and apologise. But a child’s sibling relationships …

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