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How To Deal With Teens And Drugs – 8 Tips For...

Teens and drugs. None of us likes to think our kids will ever take drugs. Depending on your views, that might include using tobacco...

How Toddlers And Teens Develop In Similar Ways

What happened? Suddenly, it seems your kid is a selfish, ungrateful jerk who wants to do everything on their own and always ends up...

Bringing Up Teenagers: 7 Great Books To Help You Parent Your...

Watching kids turn into teenagers is by turns fascinating, frustrating and downright frightening. We’ve already been there ourselves of course, but it doesn’t seem...

5 Challenging Pre-Teen Behaviours And How To Cope

As a parent, we expect challenging behaviour from our kids once they hit the teenage years. We know they're growing up and testing their...

Online Privacy – How Much Does Your Teenager Have And Is...

This morning, I had the frustrating experience of plugging in my laptop charger and finding it wouldn’t work. My teenage daughter was about to...

Why 14 Is A Dangerous Age

Teenage behaviour often mystifies us. We wonder why they’re drawn to activities and behaviour we consider risky and dangerous – even though, as parents,...

When Timmy Said He’d Treat Another Man’s Son As His Own...

I was 16 years old when I first met Timmy. We were drawn to each other straight away, but we were friends before anything...

Which Apps Are Your Teenage Kids Using Right Now?

At one stage, it seemed everyone lived on Facebook. We knew it was important to keep an eye on what our children were up...

Why Making Sure Your Teen Gets Enough Sleep Could Save Their...

Teenagers and sleep. Two things that never seem to go together at the right time. They’re wide awake in the early hours, then dead...

Kids’ Mental Health – Why One Good Friend Is Better Than...

For as long as we can remember, kids have formed different social circles at school. My own schoolfriends used to talk about the Populars,...

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Grudges Come Naturally To Kids – Gratitude Must Be Taught

Have you heard this tale? In ancient times, an escaped slave hid in a cave only to encounter a wounded lion. Although afraid, the...

Do Babies Have Nightmares?

You’ve read the books. You’ve listened to the experts. It’s been working great. Your baby is sleeping soundly through the night on a consistent...
Parents Fail To Follow Their Own Advice

How Parents Fail To Follow Their Own Advice

“You’re sunburned,” said my daughter, accusingly. “Your face is really red.” “I know,” I replied. “It’s from the boat trip I went on. Didn’t top...

Learning Another Language Should Be Compulsory In Every School

In the 1960s, in our public schools in California along the border with Mexico, Spanish language-learning was a requirement, beginning in sixth grade. I...

It’s Not Just Fun – A Day At The Beach Offers Huge Learning for...

The beach offers a wide-open playscape where children are fuelled by curiosity. Whether at the beach or elsewhere outdoors, it helps to take a...

The Differences Between Gender And Sex, And How To Understand Them

It’s arguably the most common question during pregnancy or after someone has given birth: “Is it a boy or a girl?” For centuries,...

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