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Advantages of Private Schools

23rd June 2016 admin 0

Many parents are faced with making a choice between placing your child in a private school or a public school. The debate is ongoing, but from my point of view there are certain advantages of placing your child in a private school.

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Public Schools in the United States

23rd May 2016 admin 0

In the USA children generally start their school career at the age of five or six, depending on when their birthday falls. They start in Grade 1 and continue their schooling until they reach Grade 12.

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Spanking our Children

14th May 2016 admin 0

In a recent interview the American Psychological Association had with parenting expert Alan Kazdin (PhD) he explained that spanking is not an effective discipline strategy to use.

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Potty Training your Child

26th April 2016 admin 0

Potty training a child is a major milestone for parents and child alike.  Everyone knows that society expects competent members to be able to use […]

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Mommy Burnout

22nd April 2016 admin 1

Burnout, I think, is a result of unrealistic expectations we set for ourselves, constant self-criticism if we do not meet those expectations, feelings of not getting acknowledged for what we put into parenting and taking on too many responsibilities because of thinking it will make us better mothers. These negative thoughts leads to a mom being in a constant state of exhaustion physically, mentally and spiritually. It leads to a loss of enthusiasm, energy, idealism, perspective and purpose. We end up where there are too many demands and way too little resources.

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Teaching your Child to Listen

19th April 2016 admin 0

We have to teach our children to actively listen, because there is a difference between hearing and listening. Listening leads either to gathering information, understanding or enjoyment. Hearing does not necessarily lead to any action or response.

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ADHD and ADD

16th April 2016 admin 0

Most parents cringe when they hear the words ADHD or ADD mentioned in the same sentence as their child’s name.  I did, and did for […]

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Huffing – Your Child can Die

28th March 2016 admin 0

Huffing is a form of inhalation abuse. Children inhale fumes /vapors of all kinds of household products that are readily available in order to achieve a feeling of euphoria. Unfortunately, this seemingly innocent experimentation that so many children take part in, is deadly, but preventable.

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