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The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals.
 
The struggles within yourself—the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us—that's where it's at.
Let's NOT waste the opportunites we have...

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Good Parenting does NOT mean giving our children a perfect life. It means teaching them how to lead a good and happy life in our imperfect world.

 

5 Steps to Be a More Confident Parent

THINK POSITIVELY ABOUT YOURSELF:

A positive attitude makes a whole lot of difference to feeling confident. Whether you are going to work, going for a school run, visiting your in-laws- Go out with confidence. Smile, say hello and dwell on positive thoughts.

KNOW YOUR STRENGTHS:

Many parents don’t sit back to realise their strengths because so much is focused on the family. While there is absolutely nothing wrong us focusing on our family, we MUST balance it out and take time to think about us. What are those strengths and qualities that we have?

KEEP LEARNING:

After studying at school, many adults associate learning with being at school and therefore can sometimes be put off with it. By learning new things in our lives, we can get great satisfaction. Learning could be a new hobby and not necessarily a college course.

EXERCISING OUR BODIES:

Exercise helps us sleep better, gives us more energy and helps us to be more body confident.

IMPROVE YOUR BODY LANGUAGE:

Our body language affects the way people perceive us and how we see ourselves. Improve our body language by sitting up straight; Make eye contact, speak clearly, smile and always act confident even though we don’t feel it. There is a saying that we love, it says ‘Fake it until you make it.’

Have a Confident Day! It sure makes a difference.

 

READING FOR PLEASURE CONSIDERED MORE IMPORTANT TO A CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT THAN HOW EDUCATED THEIR PARENTS ARE:

Posted: 08 Nov 2014 07:24 AM PST

The Importance of Reading to Children - Part 2
A research suggests that “Children who read for pleasure are likely to do better in maths and English than those who rarely read in their free time.”
The study, by the Institute of Education, London University, examined the reading habits of 6,000 children. It indicated reading for pleasure was more important to a child’s development than how educated their parents were. The findings showed those who had read often at the age of 10 and had been reading books and newspapers more than once a week aged 16 had performed better than those who had read less.
Apparently because children who read for pleasure absorb information easier, it actually enables these children to absorb and understand new information, improve not only their maths scores but also gain high attainment levels in all subjects.


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