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Figuring her out, my anxious teenager 

Figuring her out, my anxious teenager 

My 12-year-old daughter is experiencing extreme anxiety. She describes her symptoms as waking up at night and being unable able to get back to sleep, an inability to concentrate at school because she’s exhausted by lack of sleep, a decrease in appetite and hyperventilating if she’s put on the spot at school

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The Grateful Parent

The Grateful Parent

Parenting is tough and tiring and generally involves a multitude of thankless tasks performed endlessly day after day like an endless time loop
However, if you’re tired of the groaning and want to see things from a different perspective, here are some ideas on parenting gratitude to get you going…

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Holiday blues…

Holiday blues…

By Mia Von Scha, Transformational Coach, motivational speaker, children’s author, student to two Zen Masters (aka kids), avid cloud watcher and lover of life. December: Time for festive lights and great food and fun with the family and holidays and presents and...Read more
Manners matter

Manners matter

On a basic level manners help us get on with people in a specific society, at a specific period in time. Manners are time and culture specific, so our discussions around manners with our children can go beyond where and when we are right now and help them to be world citizens

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Gifting and giving

Gifting and giving

I think a lot of thought needs to go into buying gifts for anyone so that they actually use and appreciate it. There’s also the issue of me not wanting the kids to feel entitled, I want them to realise that not everyone has the luxury of receiving gifts and wearing brand new clothes each special occasion. So how do we balance this without giving a sermon ..

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Time out from the kids

Time out from the kids

I’ve just spent almost a week without my kids at home for the first time ever. And I’m sure you’ve guessed it – it’s been quiet, relaxing and restful. Who knew I was actually that tired that I managed to sleep for almost 16 straight hours!

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