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It is difficult to know when to contact your child’s school for feedback on their progress. While you don’t want to be too needy and over-involved, you also don’t want to appear distant or disinterested in your child’s wellbeing or schooling. When should I make contact? It’s important to strike an...
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Cash transfers, otherwise known as social grants, are growing in popularity in low- and middle-income countries. Their main goal is to reduce the poverty and inequality gaps that exist between advantaged and disadvantaged families. There are many positive outcomes linked to cash transfers. For example, children in households that...
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When it feels like everyone is living their perfect life on social media, it’s either time to pull back or see the wood for the trees. Like feeding, nappy changing and potty training, so too is social media the normal “parenty” thing to do … Want some quick advice? You...
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Once upon a (fairly recent) time, fathers went out to work and paid the bills while mothers stayed home to raise children and kept the house spotless. But this nuclear family model - a heterosexual man and a heterosexual woman with children - has begun to change in the...
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New parenting books seem to pop up all the time. How to do it the French way, the Tiger Mom way, the New Kid by Friday way, or how to just muddle through – the choice can be a little overwhelming. How can we know which guide will give us...
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Have you ever felt deserving of an apology and been upset when you didn’t get one? Have you ever found it hard to deliver the words, I’m sorry? Such experiences show how much apologies matter. The importance placed on apologies is shared by many cultures. Diverse cultures even share a...
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If you’ve suffered from anxiety, depression or relationship problems, a psychological theory called “attachment theory” can help you get to the root cause of your difficulties and give you a greater understanding of what’s going on. Attachment theory was developed by British psychiatrist John Bowlby in the 1960s. The theory...
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The recently launched Google Family Link is an app that allows you to monitor your children’s online activity, set perimeters and even remotely lock their devices. But are apps needed to ensure our children’s online safety, or should we trust them enough to be able to make good digital...
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By Camilla Nelson, University of Notre Dame Australia “Taylen has become a brand,” says Angelica Calad, the mumpreneur behind the #influencer account #taylensmom. Taylen Biggs, age five, has more than 150,000 followers. In an era of advertising ennui, #influencers like Taylen’s mother can collect more than 3,000 likes on a...
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It was bound to happen eventually; it was not enough to be a helicopter parent hovering above your offspring, warning them of every looming danger, pointing out an easier path and keeping a constant eye on everything they do, say, eat and feel. Move over helicopter parents, here come...
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