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Am I enough for my child – how to create a network of support for your child

Am I enough for my child – how to create a network of support for your child

I hear parents say “What if I can’t be everything that my children need?” “I love my child so much, but am I enough for my child.” “What if I cannot provide them with all the things that they need from me?” Well, I don’t believe you have to be everything to our child.  If they know we love them, that is the very best place for us to start. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou We are so lucky ...

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Health the greatest gift you can give! 21 ways to encourage your kids to love being active!

Health the greatest gift you can give! 21 ways to encourage your kids to love being active!

Exercise is recognised as an excellent de-stressor, good for our hearts, our brains and more importantly our mind and souls. 1 The benefits of exercise are so well researched that if we can assist our children in staying active, choosing to be active and loving being active, we can say that we have given our children one of the greatest gifts of all.  21 ways to help your kids love being active Make exercise part of everyone’s daily routine. Especially yours Get outdoors – even when friends are over send the kids outside to play (on the trampoline, blow bubbles, ...

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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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25 free rainy day ideas for the holidays

25 free rainy day ideas for the holidays

Read to your child, or have them read to your child Visit your local library, there are always events happening. Create a play/ put on a show  to put on for the neighbours, aunts and uncles, http://happyparenting.com.au/all-the-world-is-a-stage-our-children-the-stars/ Bake with your kids, if send in you favourite recipe that you make with your child and we will include them on the Happy Parenting website. Get creative with craft – search the internet for awesome ideas, here are a few: Encourage the cubby under the dining table and let the imagination take them away, just be sure they will pack away when ...

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Do you ever give yourself a pat on the back? And one for the mum or dad next to you?

Do you ever give yourself a pat on the back?  And one for the mum or dad next to you?

As parents we are blessed with the most awesome journey in the world, and like most things in life it comes with a mixture of the good and the bad, too often we harp on the bad…   If I look down the list I see one or two things apply to me, certainly not all.  But do I notice these things? Do I tell myself it has anything to do with me?  The short answer is NO!.   So mums and dads out there, how often do you tell yourself you have done a great job? How often do ...

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