10 Tips to Get Your Kids to Listen

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Article I consulted on for Unleash Your Potential with Laura Evans Kid’s won’t listen? – change your language (NLP for Parents) Language is key. Do you find yourself saying, I just can’t get the kids to listen. Maybe you tell your children or teenagers not to do something, and then they do exactly what you’ve told them not to do! (how infuriating). You’re left frustrated …you blame them … but what if the problem is […]

Playful Parenting prevents Child Anxiety

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Playful Parenting prevents Child Anxiety A study recently released by Australian and Dutch researchers found parents play a role in protecting preschoolers from becoming anxious. When parents encourage their child to take risks, actively play, experience mild teasing and fright, they can become more assertive and take risks. In a study conducted by the University of Rio Grande, Brazil, on anxiety levels of children 5 to twelve years undergoing surgical medical procedures, results showed that […]

How Many Xmas Presents Should Kids Receive

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While we want to spoil our children and give them what they want, spare a thought for the time of year it is. Giving is a major part of Christmas while obviously, the other part is indulgence. What if we balanced the two. Spoil yourself and your family of course and consider purchasing an item, game or toy for those less fortunate so that may also receive come indulgence. Help the children select an item or two, […]

Separation is worse at Christmas

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Christmas can be one of the most stressful times of the year for separated and divorced parents. Research has indicated that one-in-five divorced parents fall out with their ex-partner every year when it comes to making arrangements for their children at Christmas. The same number believe that the process causes so much stress that it has an adverse impact on the welfare of their children. Although nearly half  of parents (42 percent) admit it is […]