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Baby Sign Language, Biting, Brain Development, Bullying, Calming an angry child, child development, Following instruction; child development, Frustration, Self Control, Touch Therapy

What to do When Your Toddler Hits or Bites.

  What to do when your toddler hits or bites. Nobody likes to be on the receiving end of a toddler’s punch or bite – especially if the behaviour seems to be growing into a habit and the nipper doesn’t respond to discipline. What’s more, the display of aggression can be quite unsettling when a […]

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Brain Development, child development, Confidence, Develop Concentration, Developing Confidence in your Child; Benefits of One-on-One Interaction; Boost your Child's Brain; Brain Development; Effective Parenting; How children learn, development, Effective Communication, Following instruction; child development, How children learn, Learning, Life Skills, Self Control, The Practica Program

How to use Instructions to Develop Self-control in a Toddler.

  Children who have learned to follow instructions typically exhibit more self-control than other children, because learning to follow instructions involves practising to act with intent, which is the exact opposite of acting impulsively. That brings us to the question: “How do I teach my toddler to follow instructions?” The answer is: “By physically showing […]

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Emotional Intelligence, Feeling Safe and Secure, Frustration, Life Skills, Loving Communication, Relationship Boosters, Self Control, Self Esteem, Tough Times

How to Keep Sane When the Going Gets Tough

  Being a parent is certainly a challenging undertaking, especially since most children can push the boundaries and be emotionally-charged at times. Nowadays, it seems as if the concept of ‘good’ parenting is forever changing, depending on which expert is doing the talking. This is because the very context in which parenting takes place (our cultures, society and the global community), is […]

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Emotional Intelligence, EQ, Life Skills, Manners, Respectful Behaviour, Self Control, Self Esteem, Social Development

How to teach Manners – the 123 and ABC

  In our last post we discussed how important it is to guide your young child in developing good manners because it will affect his self-concept, create higher EQ and eventually culminate in more success later on life (if you missed the post, go here). However, we’re still just human beings, and some clear directions come […]

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Emotional Intelligence, EQ, Life Skills, Manners, Respectful Behaviour, Self Control, Self Esteem, Social Development

3 Reasons to start manners early

I vaguely remember a time before I joined the legion of parents out there, looking at other people’s children and thinking smugly to myself… “I would never let my child get away with that…” or “I can’t believe how badly behaved that child is, my child will never do that…” Then… I had my own children! […]