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Paid Parental Leave And Child Care – What About Stay At Home Parents?

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Paid parental leave and child care - are these a women's issue or a family issue or a broader societal issue? How do we make the system fair for everyone, including single income families and single parents?  While watching the Australian current affairs show Q&A where the audience asks panel members questions, a viewer's tweet appeared on screen ...
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Responding to Your Child Crying When They’re Upset

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When you see your child is upset and is crying, your natural response is probably to make them feel better, and this usually translates into stopping them crying. There is another approach, which involves supporting your child to cry it all out. This honours their feelings and enables your child to process them fully. ...
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How to Handle Picky Eaters More Easily

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One of the biggest challenges with raising children is getting them to eat the foods you want them to eat. A powerful tool you can use to make mealtimes less frustrating and more enjoyable is to pay attention to who in you is invested in the particular meal and in your ...
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The Heroine’s Journey of Childbirth

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Oprah once interviewed the legendary Jean Houston on her show Super Soul Sunday, where they discussed the Hero's Journey, and how each one of us is called in our lives to undertake such a journey in order to become more of who we really are. It reminded me how the Hero's ...
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Children as Consciousness Teachers

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Your children can teach you more about yourself and about life than most adults can. I've found they can even teach you more than the most revered spiritual and personal growth teachers. If you approach parenting with this attitude of honouring your children as teachers for you, the rewards you gain are priceless. This type of parenting has ...
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Dealing with School Bullying

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If your child has been bullied at school, or if you've noticed their behaviour and personality has changed, it's worth considering how their teacher relates with and regards your child, and whether he or she is taking action to investigate the dynamics in the classroom. It can make the world of difference ...
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How to Support the Development of Your Child’s Personality

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Various factors contribute to the nature of your child's personality but your attitude toward your child will determine how their personality develops and whether it flourishes. Here's a way to support the unique expression of your child's personality that can also offer you valuable lessons for your own personal growth. E very day it amazes me to ...
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Motherhood and Spirituality: A New Kind of Enlightenment

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Motherhood and spirituality, including enlightenment-seeking, are usually seen as being unrelated. And the search for spiritual enlightenment is usually something people do on their own or with other seekers, and is usually done separately from family life. So when a woman becomes a mother, she usually gives up or puts on hold any spiritual and/or enlightenment ...