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Helping Children Grieve Part 3: Practical ways for parents to help their children cope with loss

My previous posts have looked at helping children grieve and how a childs age and development can determine their reaction to grief. I will finish...


Helping Children Grieve Part 2 -How age can determine a childs response to grief

Whilst children respond very differently to the loss of a loved one, there does appear to be some identifiable patterns of behaviour largely determined by...


Helping Children Grieve

Grieving is a very personal experience and many of us will find that we deal with grief in very different ways. This of course,  is...


Picking the Battles With Our Children – Negotiable vs Non-Negotiable Rules

The family unit can only run smoothly when respect, rules and a clear set of boundaries are firmly entrenched. In my previous post, Saying No...


Saying No to our kids – without the arguments, tears and tantrums

How often do we respond to a childs request by saying ‘no’ only to be worn down by negotiations, arguments, tantrums, whining and over-explaining?   Saying “...


The grateful child – Can we teach our kids the art of gratitude?

Probably one of the more difficult lessons to teach our children is the art of gratitude. Can we in fact teach them to sit back,...


It’s the good times not just the bad that help make us resilient

When we lost our daughter and the boys lost their sister, months later I was reminded how much “stronger” the boys would be, as they...


What are you doing for your kids that they could be doing for themselves?

What are you doing for your kids that they could be doing for themselves? This is a question I have been asking myself with a...


Winning or Losing – Are we Failing Our Kids?

Are we failing our children by denying them the right to win….. and more importantly to lose? Every weekend during football season my sons and...


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