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Teaching Children How to Manage Conflict – Vital Life Skills

An important but neglected aspect is how we use 'incidents' as learning opportunities when supervising our kids. Rather than scolding them when they get into a spat, we can do more good by teaching children how to manage conflict.

By |2020-08-22T14:55:29+01:00January 31st, 2020|Relationships|0 Comments

Children’s Emotional Development, Best Not Left to Chance

Learning to be mindful can have a deeply transformative impact on the lives of young people and ultimately lead to a more healthy, happy and compassionate society. YouthMindfulness.org teaches mindfulness techniques to teachers. You may not think this 3-minute video is relevant to you. Watch it and you might change your mind.

By |2020-09-04T04:36:33+01:00March 24th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Parenting Is About Personal Growth

I have seen dozens of books on parenting (I used to review them), some good, some less so. As far as I can remember, they were all about active process; doing things for, with or to children. I cannot remember one that touched what parenting is really about. Most of us want our children to grow into independent, free-thinking, fair and honest adults. Just like we are. Here are some thoughts, gleaned from experience (135 child-years of it!).

By |2021-01-21T15:27:19+00:00January 4th, 2015|Personal Development|3 Comments