Up before 6am, 20 minutes to get ready and not even an hour of ‘me time’ per day, our mums are heroes!

Mar 24 2017
Mums ‘me time’ lasts, on average, 52 minutes, for some (33%) it’s only 30 minutes a day. Watching TV top mums’ ‘me time’ activity. 15% of mums get up before 6 am during the week to make sure their kids are up and ready for school or nursery.

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Parenting Goals for Happy Families

Feb 20 2017
What's the secret of happy families? Parenthood is no easy task and many parents find that raising their children can sometimes be a matter of trial and error. Everybody wants the absolute best for their children, but each child is an individual and it can sometimes be difficult to know if you’re doing things right. Here are some great goals to set for yourself this year, to improve your relationship with your kids.

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Motivating your child

Jan 31 2017
To work hard and sustain their efforts, children need to feel confident of their success. They need to be able to manage their anxieties, frustrations and feelings of discouragement or anger. If they cannot, they will give up trying to succeed. Children need to be encouraged and inspired. They need to see the relevance of learning. If they are criticised for lack of effort, it is likely they will become more disengaged, acting defiant and rebellious. This behaviour can also provide the perfect cover to hide feelings of anxiety or inadequacy.

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