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Leave the room, casually, if your child behaves badly. Photo: Alamy<br />

The aggression counter

4 min read . 16 Jan 2016
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The 12-year-old critic

2 min read . 20 Jun 2015
Create a positive atmosphere for the child.<br />

Make a new beginning

2 min read . 30 May 2015
Rewarding or punishing a child can both prove ineffective. Photo: Thinkstock<br />

Cleaning up the mess

2 min read . 02 May 2015
Once they get to know him, some of them will become friends, regardless of short, tall, small, etc<br />

Understanding one another

4 min read . 29 Apr 2015
Sit together with the counsellor to clear the air. Photo: Thinkstock<br />

Don’t alienate your child

2 min read . 04 Apr 2015
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Learning Curve

A commitment to play

1 min read . 28 Feb 2015
Find different age-appropriate ways to communicate with your child and her friends about the issue.<br />

The special needs juggernaut

2 min read . 10 Feb 2015
Rethink how you communicate with your daughter. Photo: Thinkstock<br />

The warm approach

4 min read . 24 Jan 2015
Make the child understand that being rude and sarcastic is not smart or funny. Photo: Thinkstock<br />

The rude answer

2 min read . 27 Dec 2014
Start the boyfriend conversation early. Photo: Thinkstock<br />

Don’t be dismissive

2 min read . 20 Dec 2014
Denying problems at home is a great disservice to a child.<br />

Don’t clean up facts

2 min read . 13 Dec 2014
It’s important that non-teaching staffs feel the responsibility as well as the nobility of their tasks.<br />

Counsel staff on child-abuse issues

2 min read . 25 Nov 2014
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Staying safe in school

2 min read . 24 Nov 2014
While assuring her that you are happy that she feels like dressing well and keeping up with fashion, talk to her about how to find a balance. Photo: Thinkstock<br />

Parenting | The male gaze

2 min read . 29 Oct 2014
For any grown person, the best childhood memories, however wealthy they were, are of little things, like a freewheeling chat with an aunt and uncle who genuinely listen and enjoy a child’s company.<br />
Smartphone with its constant, beeps, hoots, bells and whistles, is a disturbance and a distraction.<br />

Smartphone protocol for your child

2 min read . 08 Oct 2014
Try talking to them about the ugly power of words.<br />

Sibling rivalry

4 min read . 13 Sep 2014
Children deal poorly with break-ups between parents. <br />

Separation anxiety

2 min read . 08 Sep 2014