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5 easy ways to give your child positive attention

5 easy ways to give your child positive attention

Parenting comes with ups and downs and I have witnessed and observed how our kids feed off us. When we are stressed, they feel it. Equally, when we give positive attention, we create positive ripples of love they lap it up relish in the warmth of our love. A few years ago, when I interviewed Dr. Justin Coulson he said emotions are infectious, so no matter what their nature, our emotions infect those around us. Unfortunately, the negative ones tend to pick up extra energy and when one person is slightly grumpy, the negative vibe fills the room, causing everyone ...

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Get kids to Say Sorry for Real – 10 steps to make it happen

Get kids to Say Sorry for Real – 10 steps to make it happen

From the very first time my eldest child did something that was viewed as “wrong” I insisted that she apologise.  But how do you encourage your child to say sorry with empathy and sincerity and a genuine intention not to repeat their transgression? In two Okimoto and Colleagues studies during 2013, they found that people who refused to apologise felt better about themselves and in support of their “basic need for independence and power.” (1) But do we really want to raise children who offend, hurt or harm others and then refuse to apologise?    What prevents your child/ someone ...

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