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Gender neutral parenting – a tale of two extremes

Natasha Mahtani

There are a new generation of parents however who are choosing to raise their children gender neutral. By this I don’t mean they are giving their children choices where toys or clothes are concerned but rather not assigning their child a gender for fear of their child imbibing the self-limiting beliefs and/or stereotypes of either gender.

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Why I don’t make my children share

Sally Johnson

Growing up with two siblings, some of the biggest fights I remember were when we fought over a favourite toy. I still remember vividly an almighty row in the back of the car I always flashback to that day when I am told that we should make our children share.

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Sibling: the gift of each other

There are two photos on my mantelpiece. Both photographs are perfectly-captured moments of a sibling bond. Both make me believe that I have given my girls the greatest gift of all – the gift of each other.

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Secrets to communicating with teenagers

We all know how hard it is to talk to teenagers when all you seem to get back is a grunt or a monosyllabic response to the most innocent questions, such as ‘How was school?’.

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8 great ways to start dad and baby bonding

Dad and baby bonding matters. Studies have shown that babies who develop a strong bond with their dad do better at school, are more able to form secure friendships and relationships and feel more self confident and secure within themselves.