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digital parenting

Digital Parenting needs to be proactive not reactive to keep kids safe & smart online

“Prevention is better than the cure”. An important philosophy that highlights the need to be proactive with many aspects of our lives. When it comes to cyber safety and digital parenting, it is a philosophy we certainly need to be espousing and working hard to ensure becomes the norm in both our teaching and our […]

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perfectionism

Perils of Perfectionism: are you raising a perfectionist?

The perils of perfectionism? Isn’t it a good thing to want to do things well? Don’t we want kids that strive for great things? That try their hardest to succeed? To feel the satisfaction of attempting something and conquering it? Yes, but only if they can keep it in perspective and not have their every […]

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Netiquette

Devices and etiquette in social situations: are you practising what you preach?

When it comes to our devices and etiquette, and deciding what is appropriate for social situations, we all seem to have a view. Are we practising what we preach, or at least what we think? Waiting in line at the supermarket, standing at the bus stop, travelling on a train, it is certainly the norm […]

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parenting & discipline

Saying yes to say no to your kids: getting discipline right

Saying yes to say no? Don’t we make it harder for ourselves if we give in? Of course…..sometimes. Disciplining our children is one of the hardest aspects of parenting. Knowing when to dig the heels in and be ‘tough’ and when to cut the slack and let things slide, can be a like walking a […]

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connecting with teenagers

Why your teen won’t talk to you

Have you been frustrated by a grunt, a mumble or a tween or teen who won’t open up when you know something isn’t right? When your responses to a concerned, sympathetic or caring enquiry come back with a retort of “you wouldn’t understand”, “I don’t want to talk about it”, a slammed door, or a […]

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