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10 tips for parenting preteens

Many parents have difficulty when their kids hit preadolescence, as this is a major period of physical and cognitive change. In particular, a child's increased independence and need for distance from their parents can be a real struggle to adapt to. This is also a time when children need a good relationship with their parents [...]

By |2019-05-20T17:39:46+10:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Research Finds Parenting Style Affects Children In Unexpected Ways

Pixabay Images Is your parenting style making your child sick? A growing body of research is finding that the way parents relate to their children affects more than their mental and emotional health. It also has an impact on their physical wellbeing. In a recent study, researchers compared five separate parenting styles. One [...]

Entitled Kids? These Parenting Tips Can Change Behaviour

Courtesy of Chris Lee / hSRPLOpCGW6VE0MCC/RiF2qqhyaDl5Banljcbn9wmQg= We all have them: the "What were we thinking?" parenting moments. We let our kids sneak in after curfew because we don't want another battle. Or we stock our purse with candy to make it through errands. Or maybe we've been cleaning the forgotten guinea pig's cage [...]

By |2015-12-12T21:06:52+10:00December 12th, 2015|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How Engaged, Could Your Kids Be?

I believe that being genuinely engaged does wonders for your wellbeing. One of the determinants of engagement is a level of independence, or autonomy. Schools go to great lengths to give students (and teachers) the impression that they encourage independence. However, in the scheme of things, most of what occurs at school is prescribed for [...]