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What should your child be eating

In an earlier post (Food and Your Child’s Behaviour) I talked about food and how it can impact on children’s behaviours and the importance of avoiding certain additives and preservatives to help your child’s mood and behaviour. Today I’m going to talk about the types of foods, vitamins and minerals all children need to be [...]

2018-01-30T14:23:41+00:00By |Children, Mental Health, Parenting, Teens|Comments Off on What should your child be eating

Good Time Management Skills to Manage Parenting Stress

I understand the importance of good time management skills to manage parenting stress.  Many parents feel rushed for time, overloaded with commitments for family, their relationship and work which invariably leads to parenting stress. With little chance of finding more time we need to get creative with our time management skills. I use my online [...]

2018-01-30T14:23:57+00:00By |Children, Parenting, Teens|Comments Off on Good Time Management Skills to Manage Parenting Stress

Coping with Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Most people will feel worried or anxious from time to time and in some circumstances it can be helpful as it assists us to feel alert and focused.   However when a person is experiencing GAD, they feel anxious and worried for a lot of the time and it interferes with their lives. Approximately one in [...]

2018-01-30T14:23:57+00:00By |Anxiety, Children, Men, Teens, Women|Comments Off on Coping with Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

I am your parent not your friend

Parenting a child has two major components. One is the emotional bond that ties us and helps us to create a loving relationship, and there is the functional role of caregiving – the cooking, washing, setting boundaries and sharing our family values. Both are vital in raising a healthy child. I get concerned when I [...]

2018-01-30T14:23:57+00:00By |Anger, Children, Parenting, Teens|Comments Off on I am your parent not your friend

Parenting Tips for Boys

I am blessed (and exhausted!!) raising three sons aged 19 to 14 – though I am really pleased to be a mom to boys I have to be honest and say I worry about the messages our boys receive about masculinity in today’s society.  So I thought I would write some parenting tips for boys. How often do [...]

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