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Parents, teach before they are teenagers

When it comes to raising children, parents are always choosing between competing priorities. When our children start school, we prioritise our children’s social skills. We teach them how to interact with other children and make friends at school. As the children progress through primary school, we prioritise our children’s resilience to cope with the demands of school life. We worry about bullying and make sure we expose them to teamwork activities such as team sports, etc. In the final years
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The value of Children’s Books

I am writing a biased post today. It’s biased because I am a self-confessed book worm. I LOVE books! I can get lost and be absorbed in books for hours! In my first resume, reading books was at the top of my list of ‘Hobbies’. It remained there until my career counsellor told me that it conveyed a message to prospective employers that I am a loner and unable to communicate with other people. My love for reading started when my
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The value of Board Games

If you were a child growing up before the turn of the century, you will remember playing board games. I have fond memories of playing board games with family and friends as a child. My earliest memory was playing Snakes & Ladders (also known as Chutes & Ladders). With the roll of a dice, I could be climbing up ladders or sliding down snakes! However what I loved most about Snakes & Ladders wasn’t being the first to finish the game.
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New Year’s resolution challenge

Happy New Year! If you’re like me, you probably feel compelled to make a New Year’s resolution this year for any of the following reasons: you did it every year so you have to do it again this year everyone keeps asking “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” so you have to do one to give an answer everyone else is making one it is something high performing people do But just like every year that has passed, you probably already know you won’t
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