Archive | May, 2012

Life Skills for Children A-Z – C is for Communication

Communicating effectively is mega important if you want to live a happy and harmonious life. If you can do it yourselves at home with your wife, husband, sister, brother, dog/cat (yep them too), mother-in-law (argh!) and pass the skill onto your kids at home, it’s also a transferrable skill that will be invaluable in every […]

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CANDo Life Skills for Children

Want some AMAZING ideas on how to bring up kids with CANDo Attitude and some whoop-ass activities to get everyone motivated. Grab a coffee and have a browse. at some of the stuff below.

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Two Must-Haves for Parents

Patience and a hard-heart. These are two absolute must-haves for parents. Patience When it comes to raising children and teaching them the everyday life skills they’re going to need to survive as adults, you need the patience to explain, cajole, explain again, negotiate, explain again, put right, explain again… need I go on. A Hard-Heart […]

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Life Skills for Children A-Z – B is for Behaviour

Getting children to behave is an absolute mind-field, not only for parents but also for the children. Sometimes however, it’s our own behaviour that is at fault rather than our child’s. Have you ever noticed how acceptable behaviour varies from situation to situation, place to place and even time to time? Your child’s behaviour may […]

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Life Skills for Children A-Z – A is for Attitude

So much in life is about attitude and it’s parents that instill attitudes in children by example every day of their lives. To teach kids to have a healthy, positive, can-do attitude to life, we need to start with ourselves and the example we give our kids on a daily basis. Do you grumble about […]

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Tips on How to be More Confident

Smile – It costs nothing but totally affects peoples’ reactions towards you and will also affect your own mood. Direct Eye Contact is Okay¬†– It’s actually okay to look people in the eye. The days when young women had to let their gaze fall meekly to the floor are long gone. Look up. Look people […]

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Boots Vouchers for Parenting Classes

Three cheers for the trial initiative being funded by the UK’s Department of Education! I read an article over the weekend about how they are planning on providing young parents with children under five with vouchers for “parenting classes” – the CANParent Scheme. I think this is a wonderful idea. Parents choose to attend anti-natal […]

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Secrets of Being More Confident

Be scared, but do it anyway. This uses the philosophy of the “Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway” book. Stop talking yourself out of doing things or going after things that you are perfectly capable of achieving or having (with a little effort). The majority of things you worry about or are scared will […]

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6 Reasons to Subscribe to CANDo Life Skills

They’re pretty simple really. I will never spam you and I will always treat your email with the respect it deserves. You can opt out any time if you don’t find my hints and tips useful. You’ll receive some bloody good tips on gaining confidence and getting to grip with everyday life skills. You never […]

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Mama I’m Learning to Make Cup-Cakes

Next time you and your kids are up to mischief together and you are slowly (or maybe rather rapidly) frazzling, please, please, please remember reading this golden nugget. My only wish is that I could remember where I read it as I’d love to give credit it for it. Unfortunately, its origin is lost to […]

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