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How to win back your kids?

September 18, 2019
 

 Many parents may be troubled by the angry out-bursts by their kids. This is exactly what happened to the author Gabor Mate. When Gabor Maté’s eldest son was eight, his angry outbursts troubled his parents so much that they took him to see the renowned developmental psychologist, Gordon Neufeld. He talked to Maté and his […]

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Being in the moment and enjoying parenthood

September 13, 2019
 

 Could we go down in history as the generation that forgot to enjoy our kids? It’s a shocking indictment, but the evidence is mounting: recent research found that parents become happier when their children have left home, while another study earlier this year found that working mothers with two children are 40% more stressed than […]

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6 ways to raise a resilient child

September 9, 2019
 

 Helping our children navigate the stresses and strains of daily life is more important than ever. Recent figures show a worrying rise in young people’s mental health problems; sadly, my experience as a GP confirms this. One in eight children aged between five and 19 in England has a diagnosable mental health condition; the prevalence […]

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Rough-and Tumble play with dads- The Benefits

September 7, 2019
 

 Play is an important way for children to learn about the world around them. Through play, they learn cultural norms, socialisation guidelines and experiment with different ways to interact with their environment. But play between a father and their child or children can offer a different type of play. It’s often boisterous, physical and competitive, […]

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Teaching kids to be safe online.

August 28, 2019
 

 Many teenagers use mobile phones and social media almost constantly. And children are gaining access to these devices and platforms at increasingly younger ages. This is a challenge for parents who need to keep up with their children’s use, the evolution of devices, and how this changes how they have to parent. Studies show parents […]

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Teaching your kids about the Chandrayaan 2 launch

August 13, 2019
 

 When asked about their ambitions, many children often cite being an astronaut. It is clear that the outer space fascinates young tykes and gives them the chance to wonder about the unexplored. As parents, we know it is a wonderful thing as it jumpstarts the children’s imagination which is necessary for their cognitive development. Outer […]

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Grudges come naturally to kids – gratitude must be taught

August 8, 2019
 

 Have you heard this tale? In ancient times, an escaped slave hid in a cave only to encounter a wounded lion. Although afraid, the man helps the lion, removing a thorn from its paw. The lion is forever grateful, shares his food with the man and, eventually, saves his life. If this millennia-old fable sounds […]

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How To Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret To Success

August 3, 2019
 

 Is failure a positive opportunity to learn and grow, or is it a negative experience that hinders success? How parents answer that question has a big influence on how much children think they can improve their intelligence through hard work, a study says. “Parents are a really critical force in child development when you think […]

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‘Dirt Is Good’: Why Kids Need Exposure To Germs

July 17, 2019
 

 As a new parent, Jack Gilbert got a lot of different advice on how to properly look after his child: when to give him antibiotics or how often he should sterilize his pacifier, for example. After the birth of his second child, Gilbert, a scientist who studies microbial ecosystems at the University of Chicago, decided […]

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From obesity to allergies, outdoor play is the best medicine for children

July 13, 2019
 

 What if there was a simple, inexpensive and fun way to address some of the major challenges facing humanity today. What if it could help improve children’s health, development and well-being? Imagine a solution that could stem the current epidemics of obesity, anxiety and depression affecting children and youth today. Imagine that this solution could […]

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