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Saying No to Granny’s Kisses

Saying No to Granny’s Kisses

When families get together, relatives have a tendency to swoop down on young children and slather them with hugs and kisses.  From Granny’s point of view, this is a darling child she hasn’t seen for weeks, or possibly months.  But things look different for the young child.   Who is this stranger? I don’t remember her. Those kisses are too juicy. I don’t want to be hugged like that.   Some children are ready for an affectionate reunion at any time, but many kids need help setting boundaries. Kids have the right not to be touched – even by Granny ...

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Teaching my child about respecting personal space in 3 simple steps

Teaching my child about respecting personal space in 3 simple steps

We all have our boundaries. The parameters that we put up to give people distance.  As we begin to establish comfort levels, those barriers are knocked down.  Comfort levels work the same way universally whether we are talking about adults or kids.  Teaching kids about personal space, or boundaries, can come more easily to parents if you know how to relate.   1.     Empathize with them Not all kids come with open arms, ready to accept strangers into their lives. Some kids are shy and take months to warm-up to a new person.  Accepting your child’s comfort level is your ...

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Want more family time? Flexible work could be your ideal solution

Want more family time?  Flexible work could be your ideal solution

It’s the holy grail of being a working parent. Between incessant deadlines and ever-changing sports schedules, therein, amidst the chaos, lies what many say does not truly exist: work-life balance. Many strive for it, some do achieve it (albeit momentarily), but some never get to experience what it truly means: being able to have a career that you’re proud of, and to find time to enjoy your family, too. It is possible, to attain work-life balance, and one of the ways is through flexible work.   Understanding your flexible work options Flexible work is real, and it’s here to stay. ...

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How to keep your children safe online

How to keep your children safe online

Our children are constantly online; the online world is often a foreign place for parents, and can be a little daunting. We all want to trust that our children are doing the right thing online; acting in an appropriate manner, not tormenting or intimidating others and being respectful but the sad and shocking truth is that this isn’t always the case. Two out of five young people are bullied online. This statistic is far too high and it is our responsibility as parents to do everything in our power to ensure our children are safe online. Take some time becoming ...

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Sick of nagging your teen to do their homework – use these 7 steps!

Sick of nagging your teen to do their homework – use these 7 steps!

When our children are young, we put in the time and effort to nurture them to have good manners, life skills and a sense of self. As they mature into young adults, you’ll need to adjust your techniques in order to bring about the same kinds of results. By learning to encompass their changes and create new communication skills both you and your teen will have a greater chance of surviving this often challenging period. One of the first things a parent needs to understand is that when a teen hits puberty their brain undergoes a transformation of sorts. Hundreds ...

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