Posts Tagged ‘Stress’

How to help children conquer the fear of failure

May 19 2015

Fear can be crippling for children, impacting everything from a child’s confidence to their academic performance. In order to give your children the best chances of achieving their potential then, removing a fear of failure is nothing short of crucial.

What is fear?

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Tiger Parenting? Extra curricular activities: How do you know when they are getting too much?

Oct 12 2014

Mozart in the womb, Baby Einstein DVD’s for newborns and i-pad learning apps for toddlers.

From the moment the umbilical cord is cut, today’s parents feel trapped in a never-ending race to ensure their child is the brightest and the best.
Now a provocative new book, Taming the Tiger Parent gives parents the confidence to step away from the frenzy and shows them how to protect their children’s well-being in today’s hothouse atmosphere.

In an exclusive extract of my book on tiger parenting, here are tips to help parents decide which extracurricular activities should stay and which should go:

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Let me play (Trust me … I’m learning)

Oct 04 2012

A picture speaks a thousand words and this is one of my favourites. A shame it wasn’t around in 1999 when my 4 year old son was being constantly scolded, chastised and persecuted by his teachers. I’ve felt for a long time that children in the UK start school far too early and when this is compounded by being an August born child – the odds for a smooth ride in the early years, dwindle to virtually zero.

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In the eponymous words of Cher … If I could turn back time

Feb 11 2012

How to manage your partner’s mid-life crisis. You’ve been married for double digit years, had your kids, finally reached financial stability and are looking forward to the next stage of the relationship life-cycle – enjoying life as a couple without the stress and distraction of bringing up ankle biters.

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