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The smartest thing a parent can do is to develop a growth mindset in their kids. That way, they can reap the benefits of a plastic brain over their lifetime rather than be held back by self-limiting beliefs.
Keep Primary School Graduations Limo FREE (Say NO to a stretch limo for your child’s primary school graduation.)
The primary school graduation should be a night that brings kids together to honour their primary school years and honour the teachers and friends that they shared this brief, formative journey with. Taking a stretch limo is a narcissistic act that says to everyone, ‘Hey! Look at me! I’m pretty cool/rad/mature because I’m acting older than I really am.’ It immediately places a child in a group separate from those who don’t come in a stretch limo.
As teenagers get ready to celebrate the end of their schooling and kick up their heels for Schoolies Week, now is the time to have important conversations about staying safe.
There's a lot of advice out there telling parents what to do, so what are the things we need to Stop doing as parents?
Here are 15 immuntable truths you need to come to grips with if you are going to work towards parenting success.
So often our best parenting intentions are derailed by our inability to regulate our emotions. We blame our kids for their poor, thoughtless or challenging behaviour but it’s our emotions that let us down, derailing our best intentions. Here's how you can learn to manage these emotions.
It's not easy living up to our intentions of calm, loving, steady parenting when we are in the hurly burly of busy family life. But there's a tool that can help you regulate your emotions and manage tricky family situations.
Stay calm when your kids annoy you by using a Meta-Moment - a high level parenting tool developed by the team from the Yale Centre for Emotional Intelligence.
Emotions often let us down just when we need to be at our parenting best. This brilliant process may well be the difference between losing your cool and collecting your thoughts and your wits when emotions run high in your family.
Names last a lifetime so it’s worth thinking carefully about the names we lumber our children with. They define their social status; may well influence their future incomes and could mean a lifetime of derision.
Effective emotional regulation is essential for success in all areas of life, but even more so to succeed in the hurly-urly of modern parenting.
An Only child benefits from having an opportunity to resolve their own challenges and difficulties rather than parents solving them for them.
A father can be make or break whether his children play sport or not depending on his attitude to their performance. Here's how dads should support their children's efforts in sport if he wants them to stay involved.
Sharing is an important friendship skill all children should learn. Parents of only children are well placed to develop the sharing habit in their children by being creative and making the most of every day sharing opportunities
How many ways can you say 'anxious'? The bigger your emotional vocabulary the better position you are in to manage and shift your emotions.
The Mood Meter is a wonderful tool that every smart parent should have in their parenting toolkit.
Teenagers need a mix a firmness and nurturance but giving both can be tricky. Here's a magic way to make sure you give teens exactly what they need from you
Of all birth order positions being born first carries plenty of privileges but it also presents plenty of problems too. Do the problems outweigh the privileges?