Should a parent apologise to their child?

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Most parents insist their child apologise if they have done or said something wrong or if they act out in an inappropriate manner. Should we as a parent ever apologise to our child? We tell them to apologise to either us, their sibling or the person they have hurt or affected. So the words ‘I’m sorry’ are heard over and over. These words, however, may sometimes not mean much to a child nor teach a […]

The Need to Touch

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We have a Need to Touch, it is essential and is wonderful for everyone, especially our kids. Being touched increases the health of our immune system. It also increases our Serotonin levels which as the body’s natural antidepressant and releases oxytocin, the feel good hormone we all love. Most all of us love the cuddle and hug, it makes us feel better. When feeling distressed or overwhelmed, a hug can dissolve the fear and hurt, […]

Giving Kids Chores Makes You a Great Parent

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When it comes to giving our kids chores, most parents think it is a great idea and it makes us a great parent, but… Many parents never follow through with their requests for their children to do chores due to the hassle they want to avoid? It can be easier to simply to the job yourself instead of arguing or nagging your child to get their chores done. It can sometimes be easier to do […]

Four Words Can Change Your Child’s Life

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The way parents speak to their children can have a major impact on their mental and emotional health. Article I consulted on, written by journalist Megan Blandford for SBS News Parents play a protective role in their child’s mental health. Children with parents who never or rarely told them they were proud of them were nearly five times more likely to have suicidal thoughts, nearly seven times more likely to formulate a suicide plan and about […]