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Parenting Imperfectly

I recently met Tim Gill my play guru from the UK at the C &[...]

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Let children judge risks, be resilient

When I was a young lass, most of the kids I knew only had to[...]

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Maggie’s tips for boosting your brain

When we buy a new device, such as an iPod or car, it usually comes[...]

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Helping Children Cope in a Crisis

When flood, fire or other natural disasters hit our communities, it can take a while[...]

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A Bit of Shoosh Please… We’re Making Magic

When my four sons were young and I was working as a teacher life was[...]

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Managing Anxiety in Children: Stop the Shame

Anxiety in children is on the increase. Shaming is partly to blame. Shaming causes distress[...]

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What Boys Need Most

“Boys are found everywhere, on top of, underneath, inside of, climbing on, swinging from, running[...]

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School Readiness – Helping Parents Decide

This article discusses how teachers can support parents in deciding if children are ready for[...]

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Death through the Eyes of a Child

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge That myth is more potent than history.[...]

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Buying gifts for children

This article was originally published at www.essentialbaby.com  Thrifty Christmas Might be the Magic Pudding When[...]

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Boys Matter: Silence, Stillness and Boys

“Boys are found everywhere, on top of, underneath, inside of, climbing on, swinging from, running[...]

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Bullying: It takes a mindless society to raise a heartless bully

The Rigby Report on bullying in Queensland schools released last week (April 2010) suggests that[...]

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Bullying: a complex problem

Bullying is a frequent topic in the Australian media and I know from my travels[...]

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Bullying in Our Schools: A different perspective

“Our world is becoming increasingly violent. Social and political initiatives everywhere are seeking to counteract[...]

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Calming Our Students’ Lives

All parents and teachers want the best for the children in their care, we want[...]

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Creating Our Own Life

Before I explore empowerment, I need to declare that being grateful, contented, often happy and[...]

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Happy, calm children learn best

All parents want the best for their children – we want them to grow up[...]

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Healthy Play vs Unhealthy Play

Most of you know how passionate I am about children having childhoods that are as[...]