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Children’s Manners Are On Show During the Holidays.

Hello, When you sit down for a family dinner during the holidays, will your kids know how to behave? What about if they receive a strange gift from their aunt? Now is the time to be thinking about your kids’ … Continue reading






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Fitting Into a New School Mid Year

Hi, You and your kids have settled into a school routine and life is going well. Or was until yesterday when you learned that you have been promoted. Good news, right? Well yes and quite an honour. Trouble is you … Continue reading






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It was the day he almost wore his pyjamas to preschool

Hi, I love to spend time with my grandchildren who are now 3 years old. When they were smaller we could be quite efficient when it came to getting ready to go outside, or preparing for bedtime. But now, they … Continue reading






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The Biggest Risk is Keeping Kids Indoors

Hello, Children’s play is an important topic for discussion. In my book, But Nobody Told Me I’d Ever Have to Leave Home I say “Play is the essence of childhood. If we want our kids to grow up to be … Continue reading






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How to Choose a Legal Guardian

Hi, I am writing this just before leaving for a one-week holiday. So I’m going to keep this short and simple. A few weeks ago I wrote an article for the North Shore News about naming a legal guardian for … Continue reading






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An Important Skill for All Children

Hi, It’s a beautiful day to go for a walk. School has just begun for some of you, and starts shortly for the rest. So, why not take a walk to the school. Teach your kids how to get from … Continue reading






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