16. The necessary art of health and wellbeing: five creative ideas to care for sick kids

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30 DAYS of AWESOME PARENTING  (read about the adventure here) Tip 16: The necessary art of health and wellbeing: Five creative ideas to help care for sick kids   When it comes to health and wellbeing, prevention is the key, isn’t it. Good health is a finely tuned art, the right combination of good quality food, fresh air, a little sunshine,…

The care and replenishment of a parent’s energy

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An overview of the ages and stages of children, plus the need to replenish ourselves as parents.  Conference notes 2011. Renate Long-Breipohl gave a description of a 2 1/2 year old as being ”totally sympathetic with their own deeds”. I couldn’t help laugh a little at this.  It seems my teenager is experiencing a return to toddlerhood!  Now, there is an…

Creative tips for dealing with anxious, nervous, hyperactive or difficult children

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Trisha Scott shared some helpful tips that she has gleaned through her work of dealing with and supporting anxious, nervous, hyperactive and difficult children over the years. (Funnily enough, I’ve just finished the final edits of Chapter 6 of the book I am working on and this deals with creative discipline strategies too.  But now I’m chapter 7, and into…