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Teaching values (honesty, saying sorry, being considerate etc) is about building true character. We do so best, when we can lead by example as role-model parents to our children. Which of course is not always easy because we are not perfect but that is the point, that through our mistakes we can teach our children the important lessons of honesty, good morals and saying sorry for our actions.

Teaching values (honesty, saying sorry, being considerate etc) is about building true character. We do so best, when we can lead by example as role-model parents to our children. Which of course is not always easy because we are not perfect but that is the point, that through our mistakes we can teach our children the important lessons of honesty, good morals and saying sorry for our actions.

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Terrorism is the unlawful and threatening use of violence used against a country, state or the public; fueled by religious and political means. This may be the answer you find yourself giving your teenager after much thought, when they simply ask you as a parent ‘what does the media mean when it talks about the word terrorism?’ For every parent, this topic of conversation has become a real reality in the wake of such terrorism around the world.

Terrorism is the unlawful and threatening use of violence used against a country, state or the public; fueled by religious and political means. This may be the answer you find yourself giving your teenager after much thought, when they simply ask you as a parent ‘what does the media mean when it talks about the word terrorism?’ For every parent, this topic of conversation has become a real reality in the wake of such terrorism around the world.

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When children are reading it can have a wonderful calming effect on them. Reading doesn’t just give children a head-start in learning; the ritual of sharing a story and providing special time for parents and carers to build a strong and loving relationship with their children is vital.

When children are reading it can have a wonderful calming effect on them. Reading doesn’t just give children a head-start in learning; the ritual of sharing a story and providing special time for parents and carers to build a strong and loving relationship with their children is vital.

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Homesick is the word that most parents tell me they feel if they have to work away often or for long periods of time if they are in the military. There is no right or wrong or any quick fix to this except to live through it. Obviously allowing yourself to feel a little sad about this is a necessary part of moving forward while living with the circumstances.

Homesick is the word that most parents tell me they feel if they have to work away often or for long periods of time if they are in the military. There is no right or wrong or any quick fix to this except to live through it. Obviously allowing yourself to feel a little sad about this is a necessary part of moving forward while living with the circumstances.

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We all at some stage feel the guilt and stress of divided attention between work and family. So with the above we get to focus on a plan. Get organized so that both our career and family flourish. Organizing that family calendar does allow us to feel connected.

We all at some stage feel the guilt and stress of divided attention between work and family. So with the above we get to focus on a plan. Get organized so that both our career and family flourish. Organizing that family calendar does allow us to feel connected.

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For some parents they can feel at a loss on how to approach the conversation about sex education with their teens. So making sure our teens have the correct information and have mature decision making skills all go hand in hand to help protect them from the pressures of having sex, and making sure that they are emotionally ready

For some parents they can feel at a loss on how to approach the conversation about sex education with their teens. So making sure our teens have the correct information and have mature decision making skills all go hand in hand to help protect them from the pressures of having sex, and making sure that they are emotionally ready

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It’s that time of the year when going back to school or starting school can be challenging and exciting all at once. We are eager as parents for our children to enjoy this wonderful experience that in the western world we take for granted. It is a time when children form heathy relationships with children of their own age, with their teachers, and come home having soaked up hours of knowledge through having fun.

It’s that time of the year when going back to school or starting school can be challenging and exciting all at once. We are eager as parents for our children to enjoy this wonderful experience that in the western world we take for granted. It is a time when children form heathy relationships with children of their own age, with their teachers, and come home having soaked up hours of knowledge through having fun.

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Going back to school, or even going to school for the first time is a new chapter for every family. With so much information at our fingertips it can become rather confusing as to what we should prioritize for the months ahead and support our children to the level that they need us.

Going back to school, or even going to school for the first time is a new chapter for every family. With so much information at our fingertips it can become rather confusing as to what we should prioritize for the months ahead and support our children to the level that they need us.

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April is a great time to make outdoor play a part of your family’s daily routine.  I’ve always believed that any activity is good for the body AND mind and this is especially true for our children.

April is a great time to make outdoor play a part of your family’s daily routine. I’ve always believed that any activity is good for the body AND mind and this is especially true for our children.

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With daycare costing more than college in many parts of the United States, families are finding creative ways to care for their children while making sure that the bills still get paid. For some households, this means one parent assuming the traditional breadwinner role while the other stays home with the children.

With daycare costing more than college in many parts of the United States, families are finding creative ways to care for their children while making sure that the bills still get paid. For some households, this means one parent assuming the traditional breadwinner role while the other stays home with the children.

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