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Building children’s self-respect & helping them avoid toxic relationships without being a nag!

Building children’s self-respect & helping them avoid toxic relationships without being a nag!

Do you suffer when you see your children suffering?  They come home unhappy, sad or angry because they have been bullied or harassed at school. So, what can you do to help?   1.     Openness, honesty and vulnerability Start by creating an open, honest relationship with your children and they will keep coming back to you over their lifetime to talk through their challenges.  I know this, because mine do and they are both young adults.  This is the foundation stone.   2.     Modelling Did you know that we learn so much by watching and imitating? Check your actions first, ...

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Friendships come with challenges – how to help your child fit in.

Friendships come with challenges – how to help your child fit in.

Last week in the newspaper I spotted a cartoon that had 5 birds sitting on a telephone wire. Four were sitting upright while the fifth was hanging by its feet like a bat. One of the four birds on the top said” I laugh at you because you are so different.” The bird hanging upside down replies “I laugh at you because you are all the same.” The simplicity of the picture sums up the feelings of being a teenager and their need to fit in. Standing out often means being ostracised and that’s something to be avoided at all costs. ...

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