Archive | March, 2017

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What teens need most from their parents

As adolescents navigate the stormiest years in their development, they need coaching, support, good examples and most of all understanding. The teenage years can be mystifying for parents. Sensible children turn scatter-brained or start having wild mood swings. Formerly level-headed adolescents ride in cars with dangerous drivers or take other foolish risks. A flood of […]

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Whose homework is it anyway?

Children need to maintain an organised schedule so that they can feel a sense of control over their world. Little or no control is what results in the “leaving for school shouting matches” and in the “car tears and sore tummies”. Adults tend to get grumpy if they are feeling overwhelmed and not on top […]