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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