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Promote A Growth Mind Set

By on April 8, 2012 in Parenting & Education

In her book; ‘Mindset – The New Psychology of Success‘, Carol Dweck PhD, identifies two types of mind sets that people fall into.  There is the fixed mindset that sees qualities such as intelligence as a predetermined and finite trait that we are unable develop further as if fixed in stone.   Then there is the growth mindset that […]

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Effective Child Discipline

By on November 4, 2011 in Parenting & Education

Why You Don’t Need To Smack Children I was smacked as a child and when I first had children I considered it a normal part of the disciplinary and learning process, to smack my children when I perceived them to be naughty or disobedient. I have radically changed my opinion on that now believing that […]

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Talking to them is the secret

By on July 6, 2011 in Parenting & Education
Talking to them is the secret

Perhaps the most important thing you can do with your child is simply talk to them. By this I do not mean try to communicate at what some might think is their level and with “baby talk” but talk in much the same way you would an adult. I observe so many children that are […]

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Time for children

By on May 30, 2011 in Parenting & Education
Time for children

They Grow Up So Fast…  If you talk to parents of older children this is one of the most common things you will hear.  This will often be followed by regrets of how they did not spend enough time with their children and maybe how they missed out on certain things. I do understand what […]

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Children Are The Greatest Teachers

By on March 30, 2011 in Parenting & Education
Children Are The Greatest Teachers

For most parents, children just happen. Sometimes they are planned from the point of view of the decision to have them but very few parents plan much beyond that. Most of us grow up by default. Bringing up children is a huge undertaking that most parents give little consideration to. For the most part we […]

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Hot Housing Children

By on June 23, 2010 in Parenting & Education

When my second child was born I purchased a book about hot housing children to create smarter kids.  I read the book and enthusiastically purchased flash cards and tapes, including some on mathematics which showed large numbers of dots with the expectation that the baby not yet in possession of any linguistic skills can still […]

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