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Tuning Into Kids - Parent Education Courses

<a href="/articles/tuning-into-kids-parent-education-courses">Tuning Into Kids - Parent Education Courses</a>

Starts 8 March - online via webinars. Tuning in to Kids is a parent education course that aims to give you helpful ways of teaching your child the skills of emotional intelligence. The program teaches you about how you, as a parent, can help your child develop good emotional skills. Developed by Dr Sophie Havighurst and Anne Harley, auspiced by the University of Melbourne,it is a group parenting program that helps parents teach children to understand and regulate their emotions. Read full article

Don't Chase Your Happiness - Let it Land on You

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2012/05/17/dont-chase-your-happiness-let-it-land-on-you">Don&#039;t Chase Your Happiness - Let it Land on You</a>

It was a little difficult for me to compose a blogpost mainly about happiness because I don’t believe in chasing it. This might seem ironic coming from the publisher of a website called happychild. But happiness is just one of many rich feelings that give me, and I think most people, a feeling of humanity and a sense of living a full and meaningful life. When happiness is absent in our daily lives or is fleeting, that’s a sign that something is more seriously wrong – and it’s the time to get support from experts, not the time to chase happiness. Because if you run after happiness you may never catch it. Read full article

Best Start

<a href="/parenting-resources/emotional-management-and-self-control/best-start">Best Start</a>

Best Start by Lynn Jenkins, clinical psychologist, is for parents who want to understand their baby's or toddler's emotional needs. This book explains the importance of the quality of your baby's early experiences and interactions and how these influence how your child develops. Read full article

Oprah Arrives in Sydney - A Girl's Gotta Dream ...

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2010/12/13/oprah-arrives-in-sydney-a-girls-gotta-dream">Oprah Arrives in Sydney - A Girl&#039;s Gotta Dream ...</a>

Anyone in Australia who is exposed to any media at the moment will know - Oprah has arrived. I heard there was an "O" on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and fireworks were being let off. More than 350 000 requests were made to receive tickets to the Oprah Show taping in the Sydney Opera House. I was one of them - but alas I was not successful ... So why am I writing about Oprah on my blog? For three reasons ... Read full article

What Do You Most Want For Your Children?

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2010/12/03/what-do-you-most-want-for-your-children">What Do You Most Want For Your Children?</a>

One of the main reasons I changed careers (from lawyer to executive coaching and now parenting publishing) was because I became a parent. I loved many things about being a lawyer, but there were a few other things pressing on my mind and heart ...I read Daniel Goleman’s book Emotional Intelligence, Why It Can Matter More than IQ and felt instantly that the ideas in that book represented the path to what I wanted most for our children: happiness and fulfilment, people to love them and people for them to love. Read full article