Archive | June, 2012

How to Practice Positive Thinking

Not everyone believes in positive thinking! As a concept, positive thinking is nothing new! It is however, something many people poo-poo as being a load of hippy, mystic nonsense! Well, here’s a nice surprise for you! Pyschologists at the University of Victoria in New Zeland have recently pooled their research with Irving Kirsch of Harvard […]

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Life Skills for Children A-Z – E is for Exercise

It’s a sad but not unsurprising fact that we now hear more and more in the news about how obesity in children is increasing. There are even reports of children being unable to catch a ball or complete simple exercises when they start school. Many of these “problems” stem from an increasingly sedentary life style. […]

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6 Ways to Help Keep Your Children Motivated

Having made the decision to actively teach your children the essential life skills they’re going to need as adults, you’re going to need to arm yourself with some ways to help keep them motivated. Here are the top 6 we’ve come up with: Involve Your Child No-one knows your child better than they know themselves¬†and […]

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What Are Life Skills?

Life Skills are behaviours and habits we use to manage and live our everyday lives. They are skills that we learn either directly through being taught, or indirectly, through our personal experiences and social influences. Necessary life skills will vary enormously from person to person. They are affected by the society in which we live […]

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Life Skills for Children A-Z – D is for Decision Making Skills

Do you know someone that dithers? They can’t make up they mind on what they want for breakfast let alone decide on the biggies in life. That predictable shrug of the shoulders and “Oh, I don’t ¬†mind, whatever” – it’s so ANNOYING! You just want to grab them and scream “Get with it and decide”. […]

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