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The birds and the bees – how to talk to children about sex

Talking to your kids about ‘the birds and the bees’ is more than just teaching them about sex and reproduction. It encompasses learning about their bodies, healthy relationships, boundaries, diversity, and keeping oneself safe. We know that discussing relationships, body parts, and sex with your child can be uncomfortable and overwhelming for many parents. What age do I start? What if they ask me a question I don’t know how to answer? How much detail should I provide? Will they understand what I’m saying? Many parents today did not have conversations about their body, sex, or sexuality with their parents, so it can be challenging to know where to start, and that’s okay. 

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Sibling rivalry – how do I stop my kids from fighting?

“If I was a better parent, my kids wouldn’t argue so much!”

Wrong.

Siblings live in close quarters, and have different temperaments, needs, and emotions. It makes sense that there is conflict between our children. Conflict is natural and normal. This conflict gives our kids opportunities to learn and practice getting along even when we don’t agree. It gives us the chance to teach these skills.

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Recognizing and labeling feelings

Helping your child learn to understand and express their emotions effectively is a long-term process. Let’s face it, some adults still struggle with it! 

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5 tips to easier mornings

Mornings seem to be a tricky time for families. It feels like everyone should know the process, but each morning, something goes wrong, and many parents feel absolutely frazzled just getting the kids to school, never mind moving through the rest of the day. It doesn’t have to be that way. Here are five tips to make mornings work more smoothly and leave you with a bit more energy for the rest of the day!

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