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Would You Love Bomb Your Child?

<a href="/blogs/sarahliebetrau/2011/08/09/would-you-love-bomb-your-child">Would You Love Bomb Your Child?</a>

Oliver James is a UK-based clinical child psychologist who has recently written about a technique he calls ‘love bombing’ to help children overcome fears and anxieties that may be causing behavioural problems ... James says that this technique can solve many common behavioural problems in children, giving them a feeling of security so that many of the fears and anxieties causing their behaviour can be allayed. Read full article

Parents - What to Do if Your Child is a Bully

Video interview, Yvette Vignando on The Morning Show Channel 7 with ideas for parents on what to do if your child is being a bully. Includes signs your child may be bullying, what leads a child to bully how to help your child back to a happy life at school. Read full article

Parent Bloggers - How Much Do You Share of Your Children's Lives?

On Channel 7's The Morning Show 3rd march 2011, Yvette Vignando shared her views on the actions of some parents who have published online video or photos of themselves disciplining their children. Some of the stories are quite disturbing. View Yvette talking about the limits of what mum bloggers and dad bloggers share online in this video post. View The Morning Show segment. Read full article

Children Swearing - How Do You Handle it in Your Family?

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2011/02/15/children-swearing-how-do-you-handle-it-in-your-family">Children Swearing - How Do You Handle it in Your Family?</a>

I often swim with some girlfriends at our local gym. It's great for the exercise, the post-swim coffee time and to talk about the critical issues of the day - like our kids swearing. Each family has different levels of tolerance for swearing and even within a family, two parents would often have different views. I remember when our oldest son was at preschool how shocked I was by some of the words used by his peers who had older siblings. My shock wore off pretty fast ... Read full article

Smacking Children - Why It is Not the Answer

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2010/12/23/smacking-children-why-it-is-not-the-answer">Smacking Children - Why It is Not the Answer</a>

On 10 December 2010 the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth released a statement called "Smacking is Not the Answer". The media release is supported by UNICEF, The Australian Childhood Foundation, The Benevolent Society, Good Beginnings Australia, Pinky McKay and Families Australia. It's worth a read. Read full article

Sholai School, Palani Hills, Tamil Nadu, India

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2010/07/19/sholai-school-palani-hills-tamil-nadu-india">Sholai School, Palani Hills, Tamil Nadu, India</a>

After three days of workshops at Kodaikanal International School, I received an unexpected invitation for a courtesy visit to Sholai School, located in a valley area 1000m below the Kodai hill station. My western-nurtured eyes saw a combination of paradise and hardship around me. Running the school looks like very hard work. All electricity comes from solar energy or micro hydro-energy; the school is also experimenting with the use of bio-fuel. Sholai School engages in organic farming and also runs its own dairy producing organic milk and cheese. Read full article