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Parentingideas offer positive parenting tips on child development for raising children and teenagers to be happy and resilient and building strong families.  This week's Insights articles are:


Four critical tools for kids' anxiety management


10 confidence-building ideas - Here are 10 ways to build confidence in your kids so they can take their place in the world. 


Previous Insights:


Overcoming the curse of perfectionism

Let consequences do the talking

Five forgotten skill sets that contribute to student success

Hopeful Kids are Happy Kids

Dealing with video game crazes: Fortnite and fanaticism

Developing your child's emotional intelligence

Using screen time to foster kids wellbeing and family fun

Four reasons why your child or teen may be anxious

How to better advocate for your child on the autism spectrum

Fostering healthy sibling relationships

Mother's Day Reflections

5 ways to validation: showing distressed kids you get it

Talking to kids makes them smart

What to say when kids become anxious
Helping children achieve sustained school success

Understanding your child's anxious behaviour using the ABC method

Getting the screentime balance right

Let kids off the leash for greater confidence and resilience

When kids experience problems at school

Working closely with your child's teacher this year
It's time to talk bullying and autism

Peer time counts big time towards your child's success

Exposing kids to challenges helps prevent anxiety in later life

Video Games: the good, the bad and getting the balance right

The power of gratitude for a happier life

Preparing your child for high school

Avoid the pitfalls of labelling kids

Parenting for Resilience

How much is too much to tell our kids

Managing Christmas Chaos as a Sole Parent

How independence-building is the pathway to your child's resilience

A parenting for independence audit 

Secrets of managing boys' behaviour

How to help kids when you think they are being bullied

Not in front of the children

Developing independence when it feels positvely risky 

The language of independence

Anxiety in Primary School Kids 

Staying relevant in a Digital World

Parenting kids through the challenges of change 

Parenting the in-between years 

Celebrate the marvel of motherhood, not parenthood! 

Fathering Daughters 

Consistency is the key

Wellbeing tips for primary school kids

What rules should you have around digital devices

Help kids change their perspective when things go wrong

How to get kids off to school on time without yelling, whining or constantly reminding

Developing independence in primary school

Top 10 parenting tips for school meetings

Moving beyond asking, "What did you do at school?"

Four parenting priorities for 2017

Goodbye Primary - hello Secondary

Making the most of these holidays

Stay sane when travelling with kids 

Digital Social Skills

What it means to be an emotionally intelligent parent

Earning the right

BFF Forever: when friendships go sour

Let the consequences do the teaching

Develop a resilience mindset

Talking to children about sex: when and how

Teach kids how to solve problems

15 Healthy ways to manage emotions

Just say no to sexting 

What children learn from Fathers

The pitfall of using other children as benchmarks

It starts with respect

Helping kids focus in the age of distraction

Raising Mighty Boys

When things go wrong at School

Has your child gone Pokémon wild?

When kids bend the truth

Parents and kids sport - would you please behave!

The art of sparenting

Tolerance: a vital ingredient for your child's success

10 mindsets that will radically improve your parenting

Five ways to know you are over-parenting 

Helping kids deal with rejection 

Why effective learning starts with a good night's sleep

Bully-proofing kids 

Parenting in the digital age

It's not okay to be away...nor to be late to school

Reading your child's report

Top 10 Parenting Tips for School Meetings

Developing your child's social media scripts

How to move your child from worrier to warrior

The trick to being at your parenting best

Easing children's anxiety

Don't threaten, bribe or deal - breathe and act

Why is it valuable to make teens feel older?

Online Flaming 

Creating Creative Kids 

Is your Teenager Sleep Deprived

Social Skills for Children

Teen Time

10 Confidence Building Strategies every parent and teacher should know

Creating good study and work habits in secondary school

Teasing Versus Bullying 

Fathering Teenagers 

It's a (Christmas) Wrap

Stay sane when travelling with kids

Parents using kids as bargaining chips

Talking to kids about sex: when and how

Raising Mighty Boys

Respectful Relationsips- what do you need to teach your children

Manage like a cat, nurture like a dog

What to say when kids become anxious

Developing your child's social media scripts

The many faces of independence  

How to raise a child to be a giver

Which subjects should I choose? 

Exploring the New Frontier in Parenting

Maintain a strong relationships with your teen

Build up Frequent Father points

It's time for dads to Speak Up

Do you let your kids amaze you

Raising a critical generation

Keep children safe in public

Teach your kids about time and place

Swap Cards - craze or just plain crazy

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