Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Should Schools be the Primary Sex Educator?

Occasionally I still get a mum come into my office and say “My daughter is turning 14, when should I talk to her about sex?” I say, “I think she already knows about sex.  In fact I think she might know more than you do.”  If you were to open the mind of the average young person, most adults would get a shock. They don’t have to be bad kids to be exposed to the adult world.   It comes to them.

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We must recognise that times have changed and that young people are confronted by sexual content through technology much

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Important Lessons a Mum Can Teach Her Son Today

Teaching our children values is arguably the most important role we have as parents. When it comes to our sons nothing is further from the truth. Our son’s perception of women and the relationships he has with them will set the foundation for his life. You play a big role in determining how he sees and treats the women.  The crazy part is that most of the time we are unconsciously teaching them.  Our actions are powerful.  Here are 3 lessons that mothers teach their sons everyday without knowing it.

1. A women’s primary role is to care for a

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Do You Wish Your Kids Got Along Better?

I get asked questions about sibling rivalry almost every time I speak. I’m not going to tell you this is easy to fix. It’s not. I’m also not going to give a 5 step answer, because every situation is different. What I prefer to do is outline some strategies you can choose from. Some will relate to your unique situation more than others.

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Suggestion 1. You may hear your eldest say, “I get blamed for everything” or “You like him (or her) more than you like me.” Teenagers need so much reassurance and special attention in order to feel

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