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It’s often thought that children, especially only-children, who spend a great deal of time alone aren’t socially able. But the research doesn’t stack up in support of this notion.
Discipline is an important part of the parenting process, but it doesn't need to include corporal punishment. There are plenty of effective alternatives to smacking, and they don't come with negative side effects including resentment and possibly, bullying.
It's the emotional labour that parents do that makes it such hard work, but it's essential if we are going to be effective.
Michael's story on how using the Mood Meter to recognise and regulate moods and emotions can have a positive impact on yours and your family's lives.
The worst trolls live inside children's heads; the voice of insecurity, self doubt and fear. This is the troll that kids and parents have to be most vigilant about.