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Morning Chaos or How to get to School on Time

    It’s back to school season! I am always sad to see the end of the holidays, but I also like that time of year because it is an opportunity to make new resolutions and to set new routines in place.   Morning routines tend to be chaotic for most families and unfortunately,...

TEDx Lyon|Education positive – le droit de se tromper

Dans sa conférence sur l’Education Positive dans le cadre de TEDx Lyon, Claire Blondel partage ses impressions sur le système scolaire français où la règle qui prévaut semble être: ‘Il est interdit de se tromper’. Elle se base sur l’exemple de ses filles qui, ayant commencé leur scolarité dans des...

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Kids in the House – video resources

Kids in the House is an educational website that contains the largest parenting video library in the world. It was set up for parents who do not have much time to read all the books they wish to read (that is most of us) and still want to find that...

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When our Children leave Home for Good

Somehow when our daughters were growing up, discussing the future had always implied the years ahead for all of us together. We moved to China together for one more adventure ‘en famille – before the girls would go off to university’ but somehow the reality of what would happen afterwards...

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Helping Teenagers learn about Responsibility

We all make mistakes. How we deal with them is the important part. When teenagers do silly things such as taking over someone else’s empty house for a heavy drinking, drugs, vandalising party, it seems like the perfect opportunity to help them understand about accountability and responsibility. A strict autocratic...

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Flying with a Young Child

  If only flying with kids was as peaceful as it looks on this photo…! During a recent long flight with no food service and no personal TV screens, I sat next to a family of five and had plenty of time to be reminded of the challenges of flying...

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Could Empathy be the Best Cure for Tantrums?

When a child looses control of her emotions and throws a tantrum, it often triggers a sense of helplessness in the parent who may be at a loss as to what to do with the screaming child. The cause of the meltdown can seem so futile to us that it...

Positive Discipline

Positive Discipline

POSITIVE DISCIPLINE   by Jane Nelsen   For twenty-five years, Positive Discipline (inspired by renown psychologists Adler and Dreikurs) has been the standard reference for adults working with children.  Jane Nelsen,  psychologist, educator, mother and grandmother, has written many books on the subject (some co-authored with Lynn Lott). The key...

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Grannies Dancing in Beijing Parks

Four degrees below zero (-4C) on a wintery Sunday afternoon… Who would have thought it was suitable for a dance in the park?  Elderly Chinese people have a wonderful tradition to meet up and exercise together outdoors in the city parks. Following a teacher, they dance elegantly, some times in...

The Complete Secrets of Happy Children

The Complete Secrets of Happy Children

THE COMPLETE SECRETS OF HAPPY CHILDREN by Steve & Sharon Biddulph As counsellors, educators and parents, Steve and Sharon Biddulph have worked with families for over twenty years and have helped many improve their parent-child relationships. With a very practical, ′how to′ approach to parenting this book gives you confidence to...

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk

HOW TO TALK SO KIDS WILL LISTEN, AND LISTEN SO KIDS WILL TALK by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish   Practical, sensible approach to communication which offer innovative ways to solve common problems.  A book that will give you the know-how you need to be more effective with your children...