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It is a time when members of a family connect with each other in a loving way. It is a time when parents give their 100% attention to their tamariki/children. It may involve playing together, sharing a special time, listening to each other, having fun, sharing emotions and being together…

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Sometimes we punish good behaviour even when we do not actually intend to. This can lead to our child feeling discounted and often quite angry. E.g. The child/ tamariki wipes up the bench, but has forgotten to squeeze out the cloth and leaves the bench very wet. Parent says, “Great,…

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40 Years Ago

I wish I had the information about positive parenting. Thinking about the way I parented our four children, who now have children of their own, I have many regrets, although there were good times too. On one hand we were reasonably good parents. We both really loved our children, spent…

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