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Your kid is Fat or a Brat? You did it. Now fix it.

…or a bitch or a bully for that matter… As you can probably tell, this is a very blunt post which involves no Political Correctness or pandering to your ego. Every time we tell someone that families are different and … Continue reading

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Parents: Simple Way to Promote Success for Your Children

One of the things many parents struggle with or mismanage is the amount of help they give their children. It’s an important aspect to get right (or as right as is humanly possible) because it can lead to long-term problems … Continue reading

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Connection and Disconnection: Two Keys for Optimal Parenting

Children are born with different temperaments (from genes and in-utero environment). There are a range of parenting styles, and life-demands impact on how we can parent our children. Where these three things meet we eventually end up with aspects of our child’s personality: … Continue reading

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Nurture Shock: You’ve gotta read this Book!

Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman Publishers: Ebury Press If you do nothing else for your parenting this year, decade life-time – read this book and make the effort to really ‘get’ what they’re saying. It doesn’t cover … Continue reading

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Re-Pressed: Bullying in Early-Childhood Settings

Narelle Smith of hakea fame has moved her academic posts to her new blog Critical Companions. If you want to read her excellent post on bullying in early childhood settings you can find it here.

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We DON’T Praise our Children

Most often when I tell people that, they look at me as if I’ve grown two heads. “Aren’t you meant to praise your children?” I’ve been asked. “Don’t you want them to have high self-esteem?” Ha! There I have them, … Continue reading

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Bullying Fact Sheet (via ask dr. dana’s blog)

Found this blog on Dr Dana’s website, and thought the list of things that bystanders can do is simply brilliant. (For hints on raising a resilient child have a look at : Bully Proof your Children.) (For ways to differentiate between … Continue reading

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Bully Proof your Children

To begin, let me say I was bullied throughout my schooling, both at primary and secondary level. This is a subject I approach very seriously. I have taught for years and I have seen many approaches to the bullying issue – most fail. … Continue reading

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Children Bullying and Telling Tales: The Link

Children who tell tales are a universal pain. Children bullying is a universal problem. And I believe they are, often, linked. Two children bring their mothers (fathers/teachers who ever) a problem, one adult says, “Stop telling tales; go and sort it … Continue reading

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