Think about it

Thoughts, feelings & behaviour There is a funny relationship between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. Each one has an influence on the other two. Looking through photos may remind us of a happy event and give us positive feelings. Thinking through the ‘what-ifs’ of an upcoming holiday may cause us…
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Why forgive?

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.” Buddha It’s the start of feeling better Anger and forgiveness go hand in hand. When your child forgives, he also lets go of his anger….
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Positivity is positively positive

So why have negative feelings? Inherently we know that everything is better when our kids are feeling positive. They enjoy themselves more. They get along with others. Life feels manageable. Yet our brains are wired to favor negativity. Our kids remember negative events better than positive ones. The ability to…
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Goals increase success

How many goals do you have? You may have a personal goal, health goals, educational goals, work goals, or even financial goals. You likely know that setting goals increases performance. It also increases your likelihood of success. But did you know that goals can also increase happiness? Goals make us…
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Parenting brain growth

Neuroscientists say that the effect of good parenting goes beyond an emotional or psychological impact. It has biochemical impacts on the brain. Let’s find out how. Wiring and pruning Every brain has the same basic parts. Yet each brain is ‘wired’ differently.This wiring is the connection between different areas of the…
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Who needs sleep?

We need sleep. Sleep. We know we need it. We know it’s good for us. But did you know that helping your child develop healthy sleep patterns is one of the most important things you can do for them? There is an incredible body of research around the importance of…
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The benefits of listening

Listening and hearing are different Here’s a strange fact: if you record your baby crying and then play it back to them, they don’t get upset. They listen, but they are fine. If you play the sound of another baby crying, your baby will get upset. That example helps illustrate…
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Talking to the kids

Lost in translation… Have you ever tried to communicate with someone who doesn’t speak your language? It can become an entertaining game of charades or a confusing and frustrating mess. The same is true of our kids. Language can be a frustrating barrier for them. Most preschool kids who have…
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