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Parents of toddlers: 4 tips for putting away your helicopter arms while parenting at the playground.

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I totally passed a parenting milestone at the weekend. My son is still quite young at 2 1/2 years old, so I still help him at the playground, but I realised at the weekend that if I don’t just let him play, I am in danger of becoming a playground helicopter parent. We were on holiday […] Read More

New parents: 3 steps to develop a secure attachment with your child.

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As a new parent you want to do the best for your new infant, but they do not come with a manual. It would be impossible to read every parenting book ever written currently on Amazon under, raising children there are 45,649 possible options. Not only as a parent but as a researcher of the […] Read More

Positive Parenting: Focus on what your child does well and let them strive to achieve it.

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Positive parenting does not involve only focusing on the positive it goes a little further than Simple pollyanna parenting is also sometimes referred to as helicopter parenting which is a great metaphor which brings to mind parents with wings swooping in to save their child at every whimper and sign of discontentment. It is important to […] Read More

What is the point of postive parenting affirmations?

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What are positive affirmations? Positive Affirmations are statements you declare to yourself and repeat, of how you want to be. They are declarations of intentions.  Intentions like goals need to be specific. I am confident When my body asks, I take it slow. I nourish my body, and it nourishes my baby. I crave only […] Read More

Moving from measuring child temperament to working with Child Character strengths.

When we talk about our children we often talk about their temperament.  Maybe they are boisterous or difficult to get motivated, strong willed, easily distracted, shy or maybe a picky eater.  There are so many ways we describe our infants.  Temperament has long been the only measure of  children’s individual differences.  The 10 temperament traits; Activity […] Read More

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