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IF CHILDREN LIVE WITH RIDICULE, THEY LEARN TO FEEL SHY

My mum was a wonderful lady. Gentle, kind, considerate, loving. She had a sense of fun and mischief. She loved music, children, animals. She was a great cook, she could sew, she decorated the house, painting and wallpapering. She was a fantastic gardener, she loved to travel.   She was a good mum, and a wonderful grandma.   But if I ever told her all this, and I did, she would never believe me. She would laugh and say “I’m nothing.” Wow – those two words huh? ”I’m nothing”. It was said flippantly, in an offhand way. But the thing is – she believed it.   When my mum started school, at the age of 5 years old, she went...

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EASING YOUR CHILD’S ANXIETY – 8 TOP TIPS

Communication is everything, ensure healthy communication with your child by encouraging them to share their feelings from an early age. Teach them that it’s important to share our worries when we have them, otherwise small worries can grow and grow into huge worries. It’s always best to share them, then they usually get smaller and smaller – until they disappear!

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GAMING ADDICTION - 7 TOP TIPS ON HOW TO PREVENT IT

The best way to prevent a child from getting addicted to video gaming is to talk to them about it. Explain to your child the negative consequences of addiction. Have an open communication with them so that they’re not worried about sharing their concerns with you.

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THE FAMILY THAT PLANS TOGETHER - STAYS TOGETHER

This year many of us will be out and about with our children. Lots of the places we visit may be new to us, many places will be crowded, there will probably be quite a few things that grab our child’s interest, and they’ll want to go explore. This means that the chances of a child running off, going out of sight, being swept up in a crowd, losing their way … are considerably heightened. SCARY huh?

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COMING TO A SUPERMARKET NEAR YOU!

I was really interested to hear that Morrison’s supermarkets are introducing a ‘Quieter Hour’ in all its stores nationwide to help the parents of autistic children and others who appreciate a quieter shopping experience.

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