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As parents and educators we encourage children to keep going, put in the effort, stay determined - all great words of advice.   We feel happy and proud when children want to try new activities, new skills and new ways of doing things. However,...

The words you repeat in your mind and say out loud have a huge impact on how you feel about yourself and your life. Say the words below even if your brain says, 'no you’re not'.  When someone doesn’t believe in you SAY…I MATTER.When you make a...

Ever heard a child say 'I can't’? I remember the day my son went from a toddler that demanded 'I do' to one day announcing 'I can't' as he struggled to open a jar of jam. I heard him say it again when he was...

It's ok to say no. You don't always have to explain your decisions to friends. ⠀ Sometimes when we try to say no, people try talk us out of our decision. The more you try to explain, the less confidence you might feel sticking to it. ⠀ ⠀ Creating...

Q: Summer is coming and I don’t like being bored. Any suggestions to keep me busy over the summer? A: The summer can be a time filled with lots of laughter, fun, outdoor activities, getting together with family and friends, playing sports, attending festivals etc. However, for some,...

Times have certainly changed. As a young person I used to play outside, explore my neighbourhood, ride my bike and spend time with friends at local playgrounds and community centres, often without a parent. A much different picture to how many young people are spending their time now....

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