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Build a love map and connect with your child

Build a love map and connect with your child

Everywhere you look is the message, think positively, be happy and it is continually being drummed down your throat. Be grateful everyone says, but how you ask can you can you motivate yourself to feel positively  about your kids  when they won’t listen, won’t clean up after themselves, argue with you at every opportunity, are resolutely trying to drive you crazy and just seem damn ungrateful for all that you do. The answer, you build a love map that is what you do. You create a picture of your child that is so much larger than the negative behaviours they ...

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How to make a change, so you love being a parent

Do you close your eyes at night and think OMG I have to do this all over again tomorrow… I’m not talking about the obligations you have (because those are not going to go away) I am talking about the things you wish you could change, the dreams you want fulfilled, the life you want to lead, you know you are destined for something better, something amazing, but you don’t know where to start. Simply put, you don’t know what you don’t know. Until you sit up and take notice of where you are at, and where you truly want ...

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Connection & choices create a peaceful home

Connection & choices create a peaceful home

Do you feel a sense of harmony in your home? Creating a peaceful home with children can be challenging.  Often parent and child have opposing needs. Children have strong emotions without the ability to handle them.  Parents become tired and overwhelmed by the demands of daily life and the attention that children require. The parent and child struggle often looks like a chaotic whirlwind in which each is struggling with attention, control, emotions, exhaustion, and incompatibility. There are ways to calm the storm.  Two strategies can make your home more peaceful tomorrow: Firstly, by developing the relationship with your child ...

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Six steps for thriving with your three-year-old

Six steps for thriving with your three-year-old

Everyone hears the phrase “the terrible twos.” The normal behaviors of a toddler between the ages of eighteen months and three years (give or take a few months,) include things such as saying “no, “ being defiant and having temper tantrums. At this age, a child is trying to find a separate self from mom and dad, and it can be challenging for both the child and the parent as the toddler starts to test his/her independence and autonomy. Parents having often heard the phrase “terrible twos,” wait for this time to end, thinking once my child is three they ...

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Body safety education keeping kids safe from sexual abuse

Body safety education keeping kids safe from sexual abuse

The ‘Parent-Ripple Effect’ When my three daughters were little I taught them simple Body Safety. I taught them that their body was their body and no-one had the right to touch it. I also told them that if someone ever did touch them in a way that made them feel bad or uncomfortable, that they must tell me (or a trusted adult) straight away. Teaching this message was natural for me, just as natural as teaching water and road safety. It was with some surprise that I learnt not all parents teach these skills to their children. And what was ...

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