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Teaching Values to Children

As parents, we all hope that our children will become successful adults. But most importantly we want to know that we are raising good them to be good people. We all hope that our children will grow up to have the courage to stand up for others who can’t, who always choose to do good and offer help to others. But these types of values are such that need to be taught when they are young. When children are taught at an early age good values, they learn to lead better lives and have a better moral compass. Here are some ways that you can teach your young ones good values:

  1. Be a good example.

We are our children’s first teachers. We are who they model their behaviors after first. When your child sees how you interact with people, your own generosity and your own personal values -they will mimic those. In other words, you must practice what you preach. When they find themselves in a situation where they are not sure what path to follow, they will think about what path you would choose. Help make sure they choose the right one.

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  1. Hold them accountable.

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Children’s Top 10 Books for 2015

This list is from my 5 and 7 year old of the most favourite books we read this year. They are in no particular order.

 

Charlie and the cheesemonster by Justin CH Birch

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Declutter Your House And Mind

So for the last 7 years my house has been an absolute disaster.  I’ve only got two kids but I feel like I’m been invaded by the thrash monsters.  I’ve no space to even to put a cup down sometimes.  I’m fed up moaning at them to tidy their toys away and fighting with my myself over the stress of clutter.  I decided, Continue reading

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Children’s Halloween Party Ideas

It’s that time of year again with scary ghosts and hyper children with too much trick or treats.  We all know the old traditions, bobbing apples and snap apple, they always go down well at children’s parties.  Here’s some ideas if you are having a little party and want them to burn off excess energy.hall

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Halloween Activities for Children

It’s that time of year and kids are all excited as they are finished for the school holidays. You’re thinking, this is great, no rushing out the door in the mornings, getting lunches and school uniforms ready, it’ll be nice and relaxing. Yeah, I find that thought works great for the first half hour until you hear them both in unison ‘Mammy, Mammy , Mammy I’m bored , what’s next? Where are we going? What will we do today? I’m hungry…

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NON Parents – Think before you judge me.

Are you one of those people who would turn their head when you hear a kid whining at the top of their voice in the street and think, ‘Oh no, are they are being tortured?’  Are you like, ‘how can a child scream for so long?’ ‘Are they in pain??’  ‘Surely that mother should be locked up?’ Continue reading