Archive for the ‘Confidence’ Category

My Girl Needs Me as much as ever

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Every parent knows how time flies, how our little ones grow up way too quickly. One moment you’re in the newborn baby bubble, the next you’re waving to your child through the classroom window. But what a privilege to be part of their journey as they shape and develop. My little girl is going to be […]

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Mindful Parents & Children – the gift of presence

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Today has been one of those days when I can say that I’ve had a calm, happy, simply perfect day with my children. Yes, I know – I should be saying that every day and every moment with them is perfect, but then you’d be sure to stop reading right now as no parent would believe such […]

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“Praise the Way” to Your Child’s Success

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Our Discover article “Praise the Guide to Praise” talks about how the right sort of praise is incredibly important to supporting your child’s development. Young children learn through positive feedback, and praise contributes to making your child feel important and noticed. Importantly, praise works best when we “praise the journey”, i.e. praising efforts rather than just the results. A new study now confirms […]

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How is Your Child Really Feeling?

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

In Mayamin’s previous post “That Loving Feeling” I talked about the amazing and hugely important bond you create with your little one. You are creating a loving, trusting relationship that ensures your child feels safe and supported through the development of positive behaviours and dealing with emotions. Today I came across a study that further […]

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That Loving Feeling

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Of course, you know this already: bonding with your little one is incredibly important. Your baby will feel safe and loved, and it’s the spring board for future healthy development. A recent study is confirming just that – a warm, secure and positive bond with you developed during the first two years of life is the key to […]

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Music to my ears….

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

I came across this on a rainy afternoon, and it really cheered me up!  It turns out that all those hours at the piano as a child have paid off, even if it didn’t make me a famous piano player. There has been a lot of research in the last few years around music and […]

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“Terrible Twos” inevitable?

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

We all know about “toddler tantrums” or the “terrible twos”. It’s what every parent expects to experience once their little ones get to the age where they test boundaries….and parents’ patience! A new study is now placing a question mark on whether less desirable behaviours in toddlers really are inevitable, or whether a lot of […]

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