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5 tips parents can use today to take charge and feel good about discipline

5 tips parents can use today to take charge and feel good about discipline

Is disciplining your child a parenting dilemma for you? Here are five guiding principles to safely and effectively discipline your child. Additionally, a short list of activities that parents should avoid using as discipline are given because they may permanently hurt a child physically, emotionally, or psychologically.

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Are you prepared to launch (Mommy version)? ‘Letting go’ before moving on

Are you prepared to launch (Mommy version)? ‘Letting go’ before moving on

Do you know how to let go before moving to a new location? Are you ready to launch? Are you aware of the process of letting go?

For some, the launch site has been your permanent home. You will temporarily be leaving home, but will return after a fixed amount of time. For others, the launch site changes every 1-5 years and may never be a landing site again.

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How much screen time is safe for kids?

How much screen time is safe for kids?

Ever wonder how much time kids should spend in front of screens either texting, watching YouTube videos, or playing online? Here are some research-based guidelines to make smart choices for your child.

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Dear Nancy, thank you for your comment and honesty. You are not alone in using TV and screen time to soothe infants and toddlers. ... Read More
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 20:07
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Is your child prepared to launch? How to support your child in ‘letting go’ before moving

Is your child prepared to launch? How to support your child in ‘letting go’ before moving

Are you sure your child is prepared to move into a new school or home? Have you ever wondered how to support your child in letting go before moving? This article takes you through the process.

When a move is approaching, it’s natural to be focused on the location where you will be landing. Many important decisions and choices need to be made, such as where to live, what schools to attend, which house to buy or rent, etc. However, it is also important not to overlook tying up the experience for children at the launch site – the place you are leaving.

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