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Beyond Parenting

ENABLING PARENTS No matter how old your child is – anywhere from two to twenty-two – if you are doing for him what he could do for himself you are enabling a dependent state of mind. The child who feels dependent seems anxious and whiney. He is demanding. He acts lazy and thoughtless. Being dependent is not a happy condition ...

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Baby

PACIFIER – KEEP OR DITCH? As a new parent, comforting your baby is one of your highest priorities, and you may find a pacifier very helpful. Some babies can be soothed with rocking and cuddling and are content to suck only during feedings. Others just cannot seem to suckle enough, even when they are not hungry. If your baby still ...

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Dad Cares

BEING A BETTER DAD Despite more than 30 years of research on fathers, there is no real consensus on what it takes to be a good one. Ask any number of scholars and academics in the field and they will give you a list of all-too-often impossible “must-haves” in order to be a good dad. Mum and Dad looks into ...

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