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I’ve talked a lot about Karpman’s Drama Triangle and how those nonconscious (learned but automated) and embedded patterns (they are in place by the age of four or five) can muck up our parenting, without us even realising it. This … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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 →
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 →