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How to help our kids master disappointment – Maggie Dent

We've all experienced the disappointments of this year – including our kids. Leading parenting educator Maggie Dent has some great advice to help our children build their 'disappointment smarts'.

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Best of the Web: Savouring your child’s ‘lost lasts’, why teens need to be loved, and more

Susan Carland reflects on the 'lost lasts' of parenting, letting teens know they are loved, and why one dad ditched blokey parenting books for insightful memoirs by mothers.

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What our boys are really thinking

The Man Cave works with boys and young men to embrace a healthy masculinity. In Term Three, deep in lockdown, they asked 500 boys a few questions about their lives. The results, detailed here by The Man Cave's Matt Defina, are a must-read for any parent and educator.

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Parenting podcasts you should hear

Are you a parent or carer facing your next parenting challenge? If you haven't yet discovered parenting podcasts, we've created this list as a great starting point. These podcasts are loaded with practical tips and often a much-needed laugh, or cry!

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Let’s talk about it: Maggie Dent’s top tips to communicate effectively with teenage boys

In this extract from her new book, From Boys to Men, well-known parenting educator Maggie Dent gives parents ideas and strategies to get the conversation going with their teenage sons.

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Best of the Web: Vale Sir Ken Robinson – and that one talk that inspired us

Remembering Sir Ken Robinson, how kids can take the Healthy Habits at Home challenge from the RCH, and parents back the arts in education.

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Andrew Fuller: How to help your tricky kid deal with peer pressure

In this extract from his new book Tricky Behaviours, leading adolescent psychologist Andrew Fuller offers strategies for parents to help their tricky kid navigate the tricky world of peer pressure. Plus watch a video of parents taking Andrew's parents Pledge.

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Five ideas for parents with young children in lockdown

Wondering how to keep your little ones busy and entertained during lockdown? Here are some great practical and education-based ideas from Svitlana Korchova-Tyurina and Katrina Tour.

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Why is six afraid of seven?

The answer to this riddle - and others - can help the cognitive development of children, writes Diane Bourke, in a repost of this family favourite that will bring smiles to faces young and old.

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