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Connect Your Kids to Their Grandparents and the Past (Downloadable activity)

I’m working on a project with my mum and dad at the moment. They are writing their stories down for their grandkids and all the future Stades. I’ve written them a set of questions. It’s a good way to get… Continue Reading →

What You Need to Know About Praise and Building Self-esteem

Self-esteem is seen as a cure-all for social problems. We believe that if we give kids high self-esteem, they will withstand peer pressure and be successful. They will resist drugs and alcohol, they won’t bully and they will never be… Continue Reading →

How to Talk About Weight Gain Without Shaming

My teenage daughter is overweight. I’m worried about her health but I don’t want to damage her self-esteem by drawing attention to it. What do I do? This was a question that came out of a recent parent forum on… Continue Reading →

Why You Need To Talk About Sex…Often

For many of us, there are few things more uncomfortable than teaching kids about sex. I’m not talking about reproduction. That’s relatively simple. But sex? What happens and how we treat one another during sex? Well, that’s a bit more… Continue Reading →

How To Help An Angry Child

Anger is often poorly understood and poorly managed, especially in children. What is it, why do we experience it and how can you help an angry child? A work friend told me that her five-year-old daughter, Maya, has a problem… Continue Reading →

Why Are Girls’ Schools So Brilliant?

We know that single-sex education for girls is academically very successful, but what are the other benefits of all girls schools?   Recently, one of my friends rang and asked for my opinion on where her daughter should go to… Continue Reading →

Learn From Psychologists How To Help Kids With Their Big Emotions

We all know the black hole moments. The moments when your child is overwhelmed by emotion. It might be frustration, shame, disappointment or hurt or any other powerful feeling. It doesn’t only happen to little kids; our teens can be… Continue Reading →

The 7 Things Teachers Want Kids To Nail By Graduation

Who do you want your child to be? I’m not talking about a profession. It doesn’t matter if they’re a firefighter, a social worker or a tiger tamer. I mean, who do you want your child to be? Do you… Continue Reading →

Practical Ways to Grow Your Child’s Grit

Grit for Kids: Why We Want It and How We Get It Watching my six year old niece learn to water-ski is to watch 20 kilograms of pure grit. If it is possible to will yourself to stand on water,… Continue Reading →

The Social Media Contract That Will Get You and Your Kids Talking

Inside: A downloadable social media contract that will help generate great conversations with your kids Managing your child’s social media use can be daunting. We all know the basics; no social media in the bedroom, make sure privacy settings are… Continue Reading →

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