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Child Power

Nikky

Last year, the Guardian newspaper held an experiment where several families gave up the rules laid down by parents, and handed the power over to the children.

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Ba ba-ba?

Nikky

How much communication do you think it’s possible to have with a relatively brand new baby?

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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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Your Turn!

Nikky

Okay, it is summer and it may not be the right time of year for this blog - but 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.

It’s always easier to have a conversation with your children (or any other human for that matter) while you’re doing something else. Walking is good, because you’re side by side, breathing regularly and out of doors. Cooking is good for the same alignment reasons, and you’re both focused on a shared task. But games are great because the emotional odds are already ramped up, so you tend to get more honest responses.
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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 this week in news that our young people are developing anxiety around the mere act of talking to one another.

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