Tween (10-12yrs)

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mess up as parents - 12 parenting fails you'll almost definitely experience
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12 ways you’ll almost definitely mess up as a parent

There’s no such thing as a perfect parent and, if truth be told, everyone is bound to mess up as a parent and make mistakes along the way. Let’s just hope our kids forgive us somewhere down the line. In our defence – we REALLY didn’t mean it.

gender neutral parenting - a tale of two extremes - has gender neutral parenting gone too far
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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.

hand to hold - mum life - motherhood
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My favourite hand to hold

Sally Johnson

It was a haze of hospital beds, nurses and bleeping machines when suddenly you were here, with that first exhilarating cry. I reached out and you wrapped your tiny hand round my finger and held on tight.

ween parenting - why parenting tweens is so exhausting
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Why parenting tweens is so exhausting

In many ways parenting tweens should be the sweet spot. Your child is older and less dependant on you. They can put on their own shoes and even make you a cup of tea.

child is stressed - tips for dealing with stressed tween
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Top tips for dealing with tween stress

There’s a saying that you’re only as happy as your unhappiest child. If your child is stressed or hurting, then this can ring very true. More so if you are at a loss as to the best way to help them.