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30 Low Cost Activities for Kids

There are heaps of good reasons for having fun and playing with your kids. It keeps the atmosphere at home positive and …

Caring for Aging Parents

It can come as a surprise to realize that our roles have changed when we now have to care for our parent(s), …

Tips for managing Childrens’ Behaviour

  Grandma’s Rule – Using Grandma’s Rule teaches your child to carry out their responsibilities … <Read full article> Consequences – Natural or …

The Teenage Brain

From The Primal Teen by Barbara Strauch, 2003 Babies and teenagers experience the greatest change in brain structure and function. The brain’s …

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 …