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How to Care for Children After a Traumatic Event - Christchurch Earthquake

<a href="/articles/how-to-care-for-children-after-a-traumatic-event-christchurch-earthquake">How to Care for Children After a Traumatic Event - Christchurch Earthquake</a>

“I don’t like big erfquakes, They’re stupid!!” exclaims almost three year old Marco, now a veteran of two major earthquakes and living with his parents and older brother in Christchurch, New Zealand. Since September 2010 when the first major earthquake hit the ‘Garden City’ of New Zealand, Marco has labelled every run down building or scaffolding in the street as “Look at that big erfquake” and on the day prior to the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, his house was burgled – his first reaction “an erfquake.” Read full article

Friday 14 January 2011 Latest Parenting and Education News

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2011/01/14/friday-14-january-2011-latest-parenting-and-education-news">Friday 14 January 2011 Latest Parenting and Education News</a>

Friday 14 January 2011 - Links to Latest Parenting and Education news: Brain's Social Amygdala ~ New Genetic Test ~ Students' Exam Anxiety Relief ~ Benefits of Solids Before 6 Months ~ Laughter Helps IVF Read full article

So Many Bad Mothers Out There - Join The Club

<a href="/blogs/sallycollings/2010/10/14/so-many-bad-mothers-out-there-join-the-club">So Many Bad Mothers Out There - Join The Club</a>

Have you noticed how many bad mothers there are in the world? There must be lots, because there are special clubs for them all over the place. Just do an internet search for ‘bad mothers club’ and you’ll see what I mean. Most of these groups and their websites are an expression of solidarity amongst mothers who feel overwhelmed by the endless criticism that they experience as they go about their parenting business. Read full article

Christchurch Earthquake 2010 - I am a Mother of Two Boys

<a href="/blogs/michelleforward/2010/09/08/christchurch-earthquake-2010-i-am-a-mother-of-two-boys">Christchurch Earthquake 2010 - I am a Mother of Two Boys</a>

I am the mother of two young boys (2 and 5) and currently living through the aftermath of a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch New Zealand. The earthquake hit at around 4:35am on Saturday 4th September 2010. My husband and I woke up with a most horrendous bang and our first instinct was getting to our two boys Read full article

How to Help Your Anxious Child

<a href="/articles/how-to-help-your-anxious-child">How to Help Your Anxious Child</a>

Anxiety is thought to affect around one in ten children, which makes it a very common, if not the most common, childhood wellbeing issue. Yet parents of children with anxiety are often confused. It seems that anxiety is part of your child’s personality, so how do you change it? And fears are a natural and important part of growing up, so how do you tell when your child has a problem? Read full article

Getting On With Others How to Teach Your Child Essential Social Skills

<a href="/parenting-resources/making-friends/getting-on-with-others-how-to-teach-your-child-essential-social-s">Getting On With Others How to Teach Your Child Essential Social Skills</a>

Book: Getting On With Others by John Cooper.Cooperative children do better at school and in life. They learn how to make friends, manage their emotions and solve problems with others. A book that shows parents how to teach their children social skills, problem solving and co-operative behaviour and how to help children learn about feelings and handle conflict. Read full article

Overcoming Shyness

<a href="/articles/overcoming-shyness">Overcoming Shyness</a>

Do you have a shy child? Some degree of shyness can be normal in children but if your child is distressed or unhappy then there are things parents can do to help. Alison Tait spoke to Professor Ron Rapee from Macquarie University. Read full article