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Me-time, taking a break from your children and doing something just for yourself, is something I often here parents speaking of wistfully.  It is something I’ve been known to speak of wistfully.  But in my opinion, me-time can be a dangerous obsession.  Let me be clear here, I don’t mean that you shouldn’t have any […]

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I live in Australia and, since my last blog post, our Prime Minister Julia Gillard delivered a national apology on behalf of the Australian Government to parents and children affected by forced adoption practices in Australia from the 1950s to the 1970s.  At that point in Australia’s history, unmarried mothers were expected to relinquish their […]

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Parenting is a 24/7 job and you can’t be at your best 24/7.   I know that I am capable of providing my toddler with a day filled with a whirlwind of enriching and stimulating activities and outings, while simultaneously keeping my household running, encouraging her emotional development and responding to any challenges along the way […]

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Showering love on your child, in other words, giving your child plenty of attention and affection and responding to their (developmentally appropriate) requests for more attention and affection has many benefits.  It will help to develop your child’s confidence, to strengthen your relationship with your child (a boon for other aspects of parenting), and increase […]

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