WHY IT’S OKAY TO LET YOUR KIDS GET BORED

why it's okay to let kids get bored

KIDS ARE USED TO BEING ENTERTAINED DURING EVERY WAKING MOMENT and while boredom is nothing new, with today’s increasingly digital and fast paced world, kids lack the capacity to cope with being bored. Social commentator and youth trends expert Michael McQueen says, “We have failed to teach today’s kids an important lesson – that boredom […]

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parenting: why DAYDREAMING
is good for YOUR KIDS

why its good for kids to daydream

DAYDREAMING CAN BE OF GREAT BENEFIT TO YOUR KIDS Kids who do it are described as being “off with the fairies”, “unfocused” or as having attention disorders. However, research is showing that daydreaming is not only normal, but necessary for brain development. “Too often, parents and teachers are quick to label daydreaming as a symptom […]

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parenting: how to HELP YOUR KIDS keep ANXIETY AT BAY {part 1}

keep kids anxiety at bay

IT’S BEEN ESTIMATED THAT 1 IN 7 SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN HAS ANXIETY AND/OR DEPRESSION BUT ONLY 1 IN 4 GETS THE HELP THEY NEED. We asked Lynn Jenkins, clinical psychologist, mother and author of ‘Lessons of a LAC’ – how we can help our kids deal with these issues… Here’s Lynn’s first bellaMUMMA exclusive post: There’s no […]

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the secret to RAISING HAPPY KIDS – part 6

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THE FINAL PART OF MY PARENTING STORY… in which I spoke to parenting guru Michael Grose to get his no-nonsense advice! Here’s the last {of 6} key elements he believes will help you to raise happy, confident, well-behaved children… 6. PROVIDE A SAFE AND CONSISTENT ENVIROMENT “Consistency is an essential element in our relationship with our children because it […]

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the secret to RAISING HAPPY KIDS – part 5

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PART 5 OF MY PARENTING STORY… in which I spoke to parenting guru Michael Grose to get his no-nonsense advice! Here’s the 5th {of 6} key elements he believes will help you to raise happy, confident, well-behaved children… 5. HELP YOUR KIDS UNWIND “Modern kids are busy kids. Regardless of age, their days are filled with activities and it’s […]

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the secret to RAISING HAPPY KIDS – part 4

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PART 4 OF MY PARENTING STORY… in which I spoke to parenting guru Michael Grose to get his no-nonsense advice! Here’s the 4th {of 6} key elements he believes will help you to raise happy, confident, well-behaved children… 4. LOOK AFTER YOUR CHILD’S MENTAL HEALTH “Around one in 10 children struggle with anxiety and nearly fifty percent of adult […]

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the secret to RAISING HAPPY KIDS – part 3

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DAH NAH ~ PART 3 OF MY STORY… in which I spoke to parenting guru Michael Grose to get his no-nonsense parenting advice! Here’s the 3rd {of 6} key elements he believes will help you to raise happy, confident, well-behaved children… 3. DEVELOP YOUR CHILD’S RESILIENCE AND COPING SKILLS “Resilience is important for kids to help them cope with […]

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the secret to RAISING HAPPY KIDS – part 2

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WECOME TO PART 2 OF MY STORY… in which I spoke to parenting guru Michael Grose to get his no-nonsense parenting advice! Here’s the 2nd {of 6} key elements he believes will help you to raise happy, confident, well-behaved children… 2. CREATE A SENSE OF FAMILY COMMUNITY “As families are becoming increasingly similar in this media age, it’s important […]

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