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Tips for Parents of Teenagers

From Shifting Perspective
23
Oct

The Importance of Training the way our Children Think

Training the way your child thinks is more important than the result in the moment. How often do we think of just our need in the moment, and forget the big picture of what our children need to learn in that moment? Our day to day conversations have a huge influence on how our children perceive their world which ultimately determines the way their lives turn out. What if everything we experience is the result...
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19
Aug

How much time should I spend with my child?

In our busy lives today, how much time do we spend with our children? How do we decide what we do with them and what we don’t? How much time is enough? The first place to start is to get clear on our outcome for our time with them. This gives us a frame of reference to help us decide. Is it the amount of time or what we are doing for them or is...
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18
Aug

The Top 5 Mistakes Parents Make

Parenting can be hard sometimes, and there is no course or learning we have to go on before we become parents. How do we know if we are really being effective? Sometimes even with the best intent, we can be moulding our children’s perceptions in ways that will not help them as adults. Here are a few mistakes we can make without even realising it. Parents think their children will “outgrow” a behaviour I often...
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14
Feb

What do you teach your children about love? What does love look like for you?

I grew up with a perception that love is when everyone is happy the whole time. Isn’t that what we all want? It is that tingling feeling when you think of your loved one. The irony is that when we strive for that picture, we cause our own unhappiness because what happens when we or our loved ones don’t feel happy or have that tingling feeling? I now believe love is about presence, being with...
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Good Parenting Skills
04
Dec

Holiday Expectations – What are your expectations for these holidays?

Very often at this time of year everyone is tired and just looking forward to the holidays. Have we given some thought as to what we want for the holidays? Do you just want to relax and have quiet time? Do your children have expectations of all the things they want to do with you? Spending a little time thinking and talking about what you want for the holidays can have a huge impact on...
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Exam Pressure
29
Oct

How can we support our children during exams?

1. Fostering independence Teaching our children how to manage their own schedule during exams is the best skill you can give them. Allow them to try their own way. And the younger they are the better. In the beginning, you can let them work off their exam timetable and set a plan for a day. Go through the plan with them, let them try it for a day and then help them to access how...
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