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40+ things adults wish their parents had done differently

40+ things adults wish their parents had done differently

AskReddit is often a good read for vox-pop type discussions. Someone asks a question and everyone opens up. I recently came across a thread about what people wish their parents had done differently. There is so much parenting gold in there. Here are the highlights....

5 ways to build your parental resilience

5 ways to build your parental resilience

Resilience is a hot topic, almost always in the context of our children. But what about parental resilience? It makes sense that resilient parents have a better chance of raising resilient kids. Schools and parents are doing everything possible to increase the...

Don’t feel bad if you hate parenting sometimes

Don’t feel bad if you hate parenting sometimes

I completely dropped my parenting bundle one morning as we scrambled to get ready for school photo day. If school photo day isn't a reason for a mum to hate parenting, I don't know what is. So, of course, on this particular morning it was all about the hair. I was...

10 ways to build resilience to help kids cope with life

10 ways to build resilience to help kids cope with life

Change is an expected part of modern life and the ability to cope with it an important aspect of good mental health. Helping our kids build resilience is an important part of parenting them. Sometimes the word “resilient” is a bit misleading, however. True...

5 resilience tips to help you through tough times

5 resilience tips to help you through tough times

These resilience tips will help you and your child through tough times. Resilience - the ability to bounce back when things get rough - is not something we are born with, although some people are tougher by nature than others. Resilience is something that we can help...

5 techniques I’m using to stop criticising my kids

5 techniques I’m using to stop criticising my kids

I'm a terrible nagger of my children, and I know I'm not alone in needing to stop criticising my kids. "As parents, we are, unwittingly, too critical of our children," says Dr Kenneth Barish, author of Pride and Joy: A Guide to Understanding Your Child's Emotions...

How to help your child develop a growth mindset

How to help your child develop a growth mindset

So often we equate a ‘growth mindset’ with praise and the words that we use to encourage or reward our kids; ‘You tried so hard’ as a replacement for ‘You’re so clever’.  But a growth mindset is not about success. It’s not about hard work, or effort or...

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When the slog of it all, this epic trek through quicksand that life so often is; when it all gets too much, we need to have a really good day. In fact, we need to make TODAY a good day. You know what it’s like. Life is frantically whizzing by and we start to...

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