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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 →
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.
One of the key aims of Craig’s and my parenting is that our children feel, understand and deeply know they can come to us any time, any how, any way for help. And we will be helpful. We aim that they will come … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →