Should we force our child to hug and kiss relatives

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For young children, one of the lessons parents are trying to teach them is that they own their body. Then the relatives arrive.  We do our best to teach them they are in charge of their own body, what is appropriate and inappropriate touch and when to vocalise when they feel uncomfortable with touch. Then Christmas arrives. There are Santa photos, relatives they may not have seen for the past year and lots of hugs, […]

9 Essential Steps when your child loses someone special

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Death is a devastating part of human experience. Talking to your children about the death of a loved one is challenging. How do we tell them, what should we say are all questions most of us struggle with? There are certain guidelines that if we follow it will help not only our children to process and cope with the news, but can also help parents manage their emotions as well. Loss can come from many […]