Tweenager (10-12yrs)

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You will always be my baby girl - a mother's letter to her grown up daughter before she leaves home
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You will always be my baby girl

Claire Henderson

No matter how big you grow, you’ll always be my baby girl. No matter how big you grow I’ll always have a place for you in my arms. No matter how tall you are I’ll always try to get to your level and listen.

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. Some do this by 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.

Little girl showing strength
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9 great ways to empower kids

We want our children to grow up to be confident, to believe in themselves and to dare to follow their dreams. How do we empower kids to help them feel like the amazing humans we know they are?

kids to succeed - kids play - girls playing imagination game importance of play
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Want your kids to succeed? Let them play more!

Play is being squeezed out of children’s lives and is becoming a luxury to be slotted into any bits of time left over when all the other activities have been taken care of. But when it comes to what’s important for children and what helps kids to succeed, play is right up their with love, learning and sleep.