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Want to be INSPIRED? Buy this book for your daughter and read it out loud to her!

BE INSPIRED FOR PERSONAL GROWTH Parenting is one of the most incredible personal growth experiences there is. Rarely are we challenged as much as when we have a child. If are prepared to learn as our children learn, be open to the challenge, shift our boundaries and our belief systems as our children grow, then we can discover a whole new side to ourselves too. As I continue to research Positive Psychology related to kids, I learn about incredible techniques...
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4 Simple Steps To Get Them Ready For School, Without It Taking FOREVER! 

Ready For School My daughter is almost 5 and getting her ready for school was driving me insane. I felt like all I ever did was say “come on, we are going to be late, eat your breakfast, hurry up”. It was ruining my mornings and kick starting my day in the worst possible way.  So I decided to shake up every element of our morning routine and finally now me and my daughter jump in the car to school...
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WHY GARDENING WILL MAKE YOUR KIDS HEALTHIER AND SMARTER

Kids Gardening This blog first appeared as a guest blog as part of the Blissful Domestication blog series titled Get In Your Garden. We love to support Kids Gardening. As parents our gut instinct is to get our kids out into the garden, we know it is good for them but do we know why? I read a sad article in the Guardian recently which said ” Three-quarters of UK children spend less time outside than prison inmates, according to...
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Earth Day Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Earth Day Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Pistachio Project and Green Moms Network! Each of the participating blogs will be giving away a prize to help you go green and celebrate Earth Day! Earth Day is just one day out of the year but we want to give you ways to go eco-friendly all year long. After entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other giveaways listed on the link at...
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Growth Mindset: How Parents Can Set Their Kids Up For Success

My Experience of Growth Mindset Some of the most exciting research out there is on helping your child have a growth mindset. I wish that I had been raised with this view of education, as a child with ‘specific learning difficulties’ similar to dyslexia I thought I was ‘stupid’ but now years later I am a confident writer (yes sorry my grammar still sucks) but it’s taken me years to get this confidence up, my handwriting is a scrawl so...
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Is Screen Time Turning Our Kids Into Zombies?  10 Ways To Break The Addiction.

Screen time is it all that bad? This week I made a post on the Positive Parent Instagram account that shared some harsh stats I found on the BBC Website from 2015 relating to screen time. “Children aged five to 16 spend an average of six and a half hours a day in front of a screen compared with around three hours in 1995, according to market research firm Childwise. Teenaged boys spend the longest, with an average of eight...
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Book Review: Have You Filled A Bucket Today

Have You Filled a Bucket Today A guide to daily happiness for kids by Carol Mcloud. The story is simple and accessible to children, we all carry around invisible buckets with us. “Your bucket has one purpose only. Its purpose is to hold your good thoughts and feelings about yourself.”    This is the number 1 book in our house.  We talk about it often, as it is definitely the book that has had the biggest impact. Written by Carol...
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Childhood Obesity: What Can Parents Do?

My Experience No doubt eating will be a recurring theme on A Positive Parent. Recently in the UK the headlines have been screaming about Childhood Obesity but in reality it’s a global issue with Fortune.com reporting “Child obesity around the world has reached alarming levels. An estimated 41 million children under 5 years old are either obese or overweight as of 2014, and the epidemic is hitting developing nations especially hard.” Healthy eating is really important to me but social inclusion...
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Positive Parenting Tips: Help Your Child Regulate Their Emotions

My Experience My daughter just turned 4 and she is at times having trouble regulating her emotions from joyously happy to screaming on the floor because she wants a different coloured straw with her water, sometimes with just seconds in-between. She sometimes gets worried or is overwhelmed at a party. Don’t get me wrong she is a confident, out going character but sometimes it just gets too much. I speak with my friends and it’s a shared experience but it’s...
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Do Gratitude and Positive Affirmations Work On Kids? (Video)

I am a great believer in gratitude and positive affirmations for kids. If you are grateful for all that you have (and let’s remember the fact you are reading this already puts you ahead of 3 Billion people on earth who can not read) then you appreciate life a lot more. I am bizarrely grateful for the pile of dishes in the sink, why because it means I have enough money to put food on the table for my children,...
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