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Your Turn!

Nikky

Okay, summer is over, the nights are drawing in and rain and boredom can strike at any time, so I’d like to embrace the un-trendy and give a shout out to board games.

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Tell Me What You Think.

Nikky

Last week I wrote about encouraging children to flex their inventive muscles, and exercise their ability for creative and imaginative thought.

My point regarding the inherent fear in spontaneous action or communication has been echoed in the continuing observation that our young people are developing anxiety around the mere act of talking to one another.

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"All Behaviour is Communication"

Nikky

This quote was given to me by a friend via a conversation on the ‘How to Speak Child’ Facebook page and it really struck a chord with me.
She wasn’t sure who it should be attributed to, and having conducted my own brief research (I googled it!) I couldn’t find any definitive answer to that query either. I did however find some contention around the issue. 

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Hero Worship

Nikky

Who are your heroes? Do your children know who they are? Do you know who your children idolise? Unless you’re some kind of a monster, I’d bet that you; their parents, guardians and teachers are right up there.

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Letting Modesty Prevail

Nikky

Fashion is a slippery master. It pervades almost every aspect of our lives, not just music and clothes, but attitudes, values and personality traits. These days the tenet that ‘you can achieve anything if you want it enough’ is all pervasive. Similarly I see a trend towards ‘loving yourself’ gathering momentum. Less in favour are the not-so-thrusty attributes of modesty and humility.

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