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What if there was a simple, inexpensive and fun way to address some of the major challenges facing humanity today. What if it could help improve children’s health, development and well-being? Imagine a solution that could stem the current epidemics of obesity, anxiety and depression affecting children and youth today....
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My son is turning three in two weeks. How can it be that my youngest is already three? I remember wishing for the day my kids were a little bigger, a little more independent but, somehow, it’s come around all too quickly. And it’s still not a walk in...
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You’ve heard of helicopter moms, lawnmower moms and tiger moms. Now there’s a new mom on the block, the panda mom. Instead of pushing their kids to succeed (tiger), hovering over them and helping them with everything (helicopter) or helping to clear every obstacle in their way (lawnmower), a panda...
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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 with my child's teacher? It’s...
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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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