Does your child worry about the simplest of things? Does he or she get upset easily? Do they seem to have empathy beyond their young years? Chances are you have a sensitive little soul on your hands.
Kimberley O'Brien tells you how you can help kids rule out the negatives life throws at them and find the positive influences they need to function better each day.
Don't be needy for your teen's approval, just tell them you love them and be the best person you can be.
The older man stood idly beside our table while his wife fumbled for keys in her oversize purse. He was in his late 60s and seemed thoroughly amused by a table full of women.
These arguments often come down to your child testing their new ideas, but also testing parental power.
Is there a hidden cost in this brand of discipline?
Boys seemed to me an alien species, maybe that's why I like them.
Let your kids fidget - it's good for their health!
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Six in ten parents agree the way products were marketed for children reinforced stereotypes.
My nine-year-old son head-butted me the other day, and it hurt him more than it hurt me. In fact, a goose egg emerged on his forehead within a minute, and when he realised what had happened, he began to cry. Holding him in my arms, I dried his tears and congratulated him on a well-timed collision.
The best advice I can offer anyone going through a similar phase with their child is that it will pass.
I worry that it will get worse, and feel more invasive, as her body changes - because that's what happened to me.