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Parenting

It’s Not OK to Label Children As ‘Bad Kids’

We’ve all had bad days – even bad weeks. Something stresses us out or scares us and in turn, we get snappy or short or even spiteful. Well, this happens to kids, too – although they may express themselves differently, like pushing another child, having a tantrum or kicking over a sand castle. Except kids […]

Tips and Tricks

Five Ways To Teach Young Kids Responsibility

Teaching young kids responsibility is easier in theory than in practice. However, while raising responsible children takes some figuring out, it’s not impossible. So how do we raise our kids to take responsibility for their choices and their impact on the world? Here’s what you need to teach your kid about tasks, consequences, investing, accomplishments and […]

Parenting

What to Do When Your Child Isn’t Invited

Birthday parties have changed since I was a kid. Back in the eighties there was no pinspiration, no jumping castles, pass the parcel ended in exactly one present and the cake was always courtesy of the Women’s Weekly cookbook (the swimming pool cake was popular). But one things remain the same: an invitation to a […]

Parenting

Don’t Be A Slave To The Sleep Schedule

When I was pregnant with my first child, I was bombarded by friends, family, and random strangers about the importance of a sleep schedule for my yet to be born baby. The advice sounded like this: “Get him on a schedule the moment you get him home from the hospital or you’ll regret it!” “Give him […]