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How to Raise Kids with CANDo Attitude

I don’t know about you, but I really hope my kids grow up with the kind of kick-ass CANDo attitude that will help them go-get the life they want when they become adults. Whether they do end up CANDo go-getters will be down largely to me: 1) making sure they grow up feeling good about […]

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How to Survive the Summer School Holidays

Arhhhh!  It’s that time of year again.  The kids have their long summer break from school and your usually peaceful home has turned into a battle zone.  Nerves are frayed, tension is mounting and war has nothing on the bickering between siblings and the constant cries of “I’m bored!”. You need to grab your Inner […]

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The Parent Pledge

Take Time to Be a Parent Today! The Parent Pledge is the eBook world’s equivalent of a short story, which aims to make readers critically consider their role as a parent. It’s a motivator and call for all parents to wake up and take full responsibility for raising their children by being hands on in developing their everyday […]

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The 10 Its of Teaching Respect to Children

Respect is sadly becoming a lost art. Many children aren’t being taught it because, quite frankly, their parents don’t show respect to anyone themselves. They cuss, they swear, they don’t respect their elders, need I rant further? Respect is one of the key values society needs to hang on to. Make sure you give it […]

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

Sleep! We spend the first half of their lives when they are babies and young children wishing they’d do more of it. Then they hit the pre teen and teenage years and you wish they’d do less. The truth of the matter is that sleep is important to everyone – both adult and child. Here […]

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Life Skills for Children A-Z – Y is for Y Me? Y Not?

When things go wrong in life, it’s easy to sit and cry woefully “Why Me?” Our answer, “Well Why Not?” Why should you always have it good? Why should bad things only ever happen to others?  The point is, crap happens to everyone and it’s how you deal with it that makes you stand out […]

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Life Skills for Children A-Z – X is for Xtra Curricular Activitites

Children shouldn’t stop learning when they come home from school. Many however, do. Technology has all but killed participation in extra curricular activities for children. They now walk straight out of school only to spend hours glued to their mobile, computer or the latest video games. As parents, we need to remind ourselves of the […]

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Life Skills for Children A-Z – W is for Work Ethic

So much in life involves work. Whether it’s outside of the home or inside, there is always something to be done. Whether we like work or not is somewhat irrelevant. Not liking it doesn’t make it go away. Not liking it doesn’t mean we don’t have to do it. All not liking it does, is […]

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Self Esteem – Are you Helping or Hindering your Kids?

You know the scenario: You couldn’t keep your mouth shut and warned “little Jane” not to climb too high on the climbing frame as she’s still small and she’ll fall off, but what does she do? Challenges herself to go one step higher. And what happens? She falls off. And what do you do? Dive […]

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Life Skills for Children A-Z – V is for Values

One of the crucial steps in equipping your child with life skills for the future is teaching them moral values. If we don’t make the effort to help our children learn strong moral values, how can he or she ever be expected to know the difference between right and wrong? Every day we hear more […]

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