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How to help your kids untangle from anxiety

I’ve had anxiety as long as I remember. As a kid I worried about everything. My well-meaning parents always told me not to worry which is akin to my husband (who I adore by the way) telling me to “calm down” if I get really …

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Optimism immunises kids against depression

“You know mum, one person can make a big difference.” Wise words from an 8 year old. This was one of the first things our son said to me after school recently; seemingly prompted by the fundraising efforts of a fellow student who he tells …

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How “hurry up” does more harm than good

Ever find yourself standing at the car door, running late for school, again, and watching one of your children climb s-l-o-w-l-y into the car? Possibly even leaving one of their cute little feet just in the way so you know you can’t yet safely close …