I Quit Competitive Parenting!

Perhaps nobody actually talks about it, but let’s face it, there is a notion going round that there is a prize for the “world’s best parents”. Now, nobody judges or keeps score (of course!?) but the aura of competitive parenting is everywhere. I realized a long time ago that neat, and clean appropriately branded clothing […]

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Children Watch Everything We Do!

.     We know that our children are great imitators of everything we do – not always with the positive outcomes we would like! This promo video for NAPCAN is confronting. What do you think?   Displaying love and respect in all our relationships is also something imitated and learned by the little ones […]

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Toys, Toys, Toys – Maybe Less Is More?

  I’m sure I’m not alone in questioning whether our kids have too many toys, and whether  the toys are such that they limit creativity and maybe even, limit fun! I think back to the fun that my brother and I had from a cardboard packing case left from a new refrigerator. We cut , […]

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The Ordeal Of Parenting – Feelings of Despair and Failure?

For many, being a parent is accompanied by feelings of joy and satisfaction, with occasional bouts of frustration. Unfortunately, for others being a parent can mean intense feelings of despair and failure. In this recent article in the NY Times, ELI J. FINKEL explores these mixed emotions and the trauma that some parents experience. EVERYONE […]

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Super Parenting Advice

Even at the best of times, parenting can be difficult.  Raising children can be difficult and confusing.  When the stress levels are high, it can be extremely difficult to make decisions on how to support  your child through these situations. In order to raise children who are successful and responsible as they grow up, you […]

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Here’s A Commercial ALL Women should See!

.       Now THIS Is An Ad EVERY Woman and Girl Should See. For as long as I can remember, hearing someone do anything “like a girl” was generally an insult, so how do you think it feels when you are an adolescent girl? Pretty insulting, right? Always is trying to change all that with their […]

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5 Steps To Ensure Your Child is School Ready

.           The “How Children Become Ready for School” infographic produced by “Zero To Three” organization shows how young children, beginning at birth, acquire the social and emotional skills needed for success in school and life.     .         Source:

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Why Children Fidget At School: Can We Help Them?

.               As the mother of a very fidgety 8 year old son, I found this article by pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom of great interest. If you have a similarly active child, who finds it difficult to sit still for any length of time beyond a few minutes, […]

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5 Ways To Stay Connected To Your Teen

  Parenting a teenager can be one of life’s biggest challenges.  At times it can seem that all hell is breaking out or that some alien being has inhabited your beautiful child’s body, speaking a different language and making no sense at all. I recently found this great article with some constructive tips on how […]

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