Why rewards are more effective than punishment–with children.

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      Today at the Positive Parenting course we were advised to try to ignore children’s bad behavior and reward their good behavior. Well, most parent’s know, this is sometimes easier said than done. After all, bad behavior can be so irritating that it is difficult not to respond to, that is, to ignore. […]

Dear Cherie Blair

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Dear Cherie Blair, I saw you quoted in this article in yesterday’s Telegraph, You stated: “Every woman needs to be self-sufficient and in that way you really don’t have a choice – for your own satisfaction; you hear these yummy mummies talk about being the best possible mother and they put all their effort into […]

Book Review: Journey Of A Muslimah Homemaker: Spirituality In Homemaking

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I saw and heard about this book online, few people were posting about it. Now, anyone who knows me will tell you that I am not exactly a domestic goddess. Don’t get me wrong, I take pride in keeping my house clean and presentable. But that’s as far as I’d go in terms of being […]

A Quick History of Father’s Day Submitted by Paula

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Father’s Day is a special day to celebrate fathers, fatherhood, and the influence of fathers in society. But even though it seems like we’ve been celebrating it forever, it’s a relatively new holiday. Here are some facts about the history of Father’s Day: •Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June in many […]

50 Activities just for toddlers

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I love this list of toddler activities from Hands on : as we grow Just in time to keep those little ones busy in the long holidays.