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A mother no go zone

by Sarah Tolmie The gap between boy and man is a perilous zone. It is a minefield particularly unsafe for mothers. My sixteen year old and I are currently occupying territory on either side of an exclusion zone. It feels like an ancient battle – like the Middle East – I don’t know how it started, it really wasn’t either …

The art of imitation

by Philippa Macken Last week as I cleaned my daughter’s room (because, let’s face it, she’s genetically challenged in that department), I came across a scribbled paragraph in her creative writing workbook. It’s funny how easy it is to feel alone in a playground full of kids. Sometimes I wonder if my friends understand me. I had to smile because …

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3 ways to control technology, so it doesn’t control you

by Kylie McGillivray Constant focus on screens can take you off task and create a disconnect between you and your kids! Next time you’re having coffee see how many people you spot on screens, ignoring the people they’re with. Last year I made the announcement prior to our family camping trip, that it will in fact be a screen-free adventure, …

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How much is too much ‘screen time’?

by Laura Kiln PgDip (CBT) (Child & Adolescence), BSc (Hons) CMHN That’s a question I get asked a lot! It’s amazing to think that the Internet is only 20 years old and it has transformed our lives, however it’s difficult to know the exact effect of information overload has on people. We do know that today’s children under ten are …

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Coaching kids – It’s not just for sport, it’s for LIFE

Written by Lisa Jenkins When we talk about coaching, we often think of adults however, coaching is just as effective for children as it’s another way of teaching essential life skills! Teaching children new skills comes in all different ways – family primarily teach children self-care, and engaging in relationships, etc. There are teachers for their academic work, and activities …