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Giveaway and Book Discount

          This competition and discount offer are now finished. The draw for the handmade chocolates and bone carving will be carried out tomorrow and the winner announced here. Many thanks to all who have supported me … Continue reading

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Parents: Listening *is* Connecting Part Two – Pre-Verbal Children

Parents often don’t think about the need to ‘listen’ to their pre-verbal children. They can’t talk after all! And even the ‘experts’ often don’t understand the dynamics of the communication which takes place between pre-verbal kids and those around them. … Continue reading

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Tantrums: Different Kinds need different Strategies

Both Margot Sunderland (The Science of Parenting) and Diane Levy (Of Course I Love You…NOW GO TO YOUR ROOM!) and probably lots of other people too, have identified that there are two different kinds of tantrums. The first sort identified … Continue reading

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Right Behaviour – Wrong Place

Toddlers don’t excite me. Yes, I know they’re very cute and there’s nothing so lovely as those little arms sneaking around your neck for a snuggle. They’re highly entertaining, I’ll grant you that. They’re learning a heap and changing every … Continue reading

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Can Your Kids Accept Help? Can You?

One of the key indicators of people who are constantly breathing-in (Breathing In and Out: One Idea for Avoiding Burn Out), is their inability to accept help. Often they are the first people to put their hand-up when someone else needs something done, … Continue reading

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Electronics and Children – Part Last?

On Tuesday morning, at the bus-stop, another Mum and I were discussing the effects of tv etc on children. Many people don’t want to hear it, but she and I agreed – unless a parent has compared the difference between their children without (for at least … Continue reading

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Strategy for Repair: Immediately after your Anger

The sense of shame I feel immediately after I’ve lost my rag with one of our kids is awful. They’re my least favourite moments as a Mum. Yes, usually it’s with the Hare – bless his little button-pushing socks. Particularly with him, … Continue reading

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