Embedding our precious memories

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Can you remember when you last held your baby in your arms, the feel of them, their smell, their sounds? Article I wrote for Mums Delivery – on page 4 Our children grow so quickly. While we have a loving, tender memories of them when they are babies over time those memories become something we are looking at, from a distance. As a new mum we can recall these memories and feelings easily but as […]

Are we child Un-friendly?

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A recent story indicated we here in Australia are becoming child un-friendly. It indicated we are becoming more intolerant of children on planes, buses, restaurants, shopping centres. Really? All of us were once a child, many of us have children, some still young and others grown. This story, or statement is interesting. Why is this even being discussed? After all, children always have been and always will be everywhere. They are our future; they are […]

How to Stop Shopping Tantrums

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How to Stop Shopping Tantrums A recent UK survey found that one in six parents cave to their child’s demands when out shopping.  How then do we stop shopping tantrums our children display? The survey showed that of those that give in, four out of five give snacks that go against what they would normally consider healthy. Three quarters brought a beauty or toiletry product, and seven out of 10 purchased lollies or a book. Many […]

Why Teen Friendships Don’t Last

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Why Teen Friendships Don’t Last ? A new study has indicated that the chance of your child’s teen friendships lasting through high school is pretty slim. It shows why teen friendships don’t last. Researchers at Florida Atlantic University decided to investigate why teen relationships tend to be short-lived. The strongest predictors of friendship dissolution were differences in sex, differences in the degree to which children were liked by other children, differences in physical aggression, and differences […]