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All’s fair in brotherly love and war

In natural development, all young animals play, wrestle, and fight. Lion cubs, young bulls in the paddock and fledglings in a nest,...

Getting along: developing social skills

In many ways, social skills are another term for people skills. Without appropriate social skills, interactions with other people can be difficult...

Helping your kids thrive at school

Most parents want their kids to thrive at school. But thriving is not just about academic performance or whether or not a child...

Adjusting as a family to a new baby

A new baby in the family is an occasion for great celebration. Initially though, it can also be an occasion for adjustment...

Raising real kids in an unreal world

Australian author Maggie Dent believes we can’t change the world, however we can change the choices we make for our children. "And",...

Adproofing Your Kids

Tania Andrusiak and Daniel Donahoo, parents and authors of Adproofing Your Kids: Raising critical thinkers in a media-saturated world, began their book full...

Ten tips for a healthier school year

Start the day with breakfast Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After a prolonged period...

Does my child need a mobile phone?

There is no doubt in this technological age, that children and mobile phones are very compatible. But with the purchase of a mobile...

Bully proofing your child

We all desire to see our kids happy and content. As parents, we certainly hope to protect our kids from harm and...

Skills needed for successful school years

During the first years of life, babies and young children acquire the skills that are necessary for healthy growth and development, setting...

Raising Confident, Happy Children

As parents, how can we equip our children to succeed?  How can we help to give them all that they need to...

Lonely kids and the Internet

Learning about safe use of the Internet is as essential as learning how to use the Internet. Across...

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