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New Thinking about Praising Kids

From Nuture Shock by Bronson and Merryman, 2009 Generally as parents we have believed that any kind of praising of our kids …

Helping Boys Find Purpose

I’ve just finished reading The Purpose of Boys by Michael Gurian. I was drawn to the title because I’m often asked by …

How Children Succeed

by Paul Tough, 2012 (see my recommended reading list) This inspiring book challenges the long held view that IQ was the important …

What’s Good for our brains?

I love finding out how our brains work and develop. It’s very helpful to discover what are normal and healthy processes and …

Helping Children Manage Anxiety

These ideas are based on ideas from cognitive behavioural therapy, which has been shown to be effective in treating anxiety. The central …

Grieving – 2 Helpful Ideas

Ella Fitzgerald used to sing, “into each life some rain must fall but too much is falling in mine”. I wonder if …