Category Archives: Emotions

The Importance Of Music In Child Development

Music is everywhere!  It plays over the radio, backtracks to television programmes, is piped in shops, restaurants, surgeries, resonates through us, in us, about us.  Day in day out music is a huge part of our life, affecting our moods … Continue reading

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Say No To Shame and Humiliation

Recently it came to my attention that a teacher in a local school was using a white board to name and shame students.  She called it her numpty board; numpty according to dictionary.com meaning “stupid person”.  Across the internet also, we sometimes … Continue reading

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Reading Superheros

Help Your Child To Foster A Love of Reading Reading!  That little thing that we do every single day almost unknowingly but the one thing that children in the 21st century world, we are told, are doing less and less … Continue reading

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Emotional Availability: What is it and Why is it important?

Are you available for your children? Most of us would probably say yes, but are we really available for them in our busy everyday lives where stress abounds, deadlines press and the clock seems to tick away faster than ever … Continue reading

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Kindness Begets Kindness

There is an old English proverb that says “Kindness begets kindness” and it is no truer than when applied to parenting.  Children brought up with kindness will exhibit the same in their own lives, be more empathetic and compassionate but … Continue reading

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Why Do Children Need Unconditional Love?

Children need unconditional love.  They need it from before their first breath and throughout their childhood, adolescence and beyond.  They need to be brought up in an environment that accepts them completely and without restrictions or stipulations.  Without unconditional love, … Continue reading

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Coping With The Struggles In A Tough World

Children today are under more pressure than ever before begging the question how long will it be before the balloon pops? In today’s society image and expectation are amongst the two biggest curses placed on children as they fight to … Continue reading

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