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Considering Free Range Parenting? Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks!?

By Mary Sheep

Considering Free Range Parenting? Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks!? The Parenting Junkie discusses free range parenting. What is free-range parenting? How are free range kids different from kids that grow up with helicopter parents? In this video you’ll learn why choosings to be a free range family is a great choice. When kids are […]

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All my friends have had babies and I feel marginalised | Dear Mariella

By Mary Sheep

It’s hard when you don’t move in unison with your peers. It doesn’t mean abandoning friendships, says Mariella Frostrup, but don’t be afraid to keep a distance when needed The dilemma I’m 34 and have been in a close friendship group with four other women since university. Our relationship has been a constant comfort, but […]

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Why Kids Need Risky Play (and how to feel safe encouraging it!)

By Mary Sheep

Why Kids Need Risky Play (and how to feel safe encouraging it!) The Parenting Junkie illustrates the importance of risky play. In this video you’ll learn why you need to let kids take risks and the benefits of risk taking in early childhood. The importance of risky play and adventurous play cannot be understated. Kids […]

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Which tablet to buy for your kid: These are the best right now

By Mary Sheep

Kids are device-hungry nuts these days. Seriously, WTF happened to Sesame Street and a book before bedtime? But we digress. Technology has changed a lot since you were small. Your kids have probably mastered the features on your iPhone better than you have due to constantly asking to play with it. And when you do […]

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What do Reward Systems Really Teach? Do they Actually Work?

By Mary Sheep

What do Reward Systems Really Teach? Do they Actually Work? The Parenting Junkie uses summer reading reward systems to illustrate what reward systems teach. You may be wondering how to use reward systems, especially trying to use reward systems for homework or reward systems for toddlers, but according to Alfie Kohn author of Unconditional Parenting, […]

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Disadvantages of Sports for Kids and How to Bring Back the FUN!!

By Mary Sheep

Disadvantages of Sports for Kids and How to Bring Back the FUN!! The Parenting Junkie illustrates the disadvantages of sports, specifically the disadvantages of sports for kids. In this video you’ll learn about the harmful effects of competition as well as problems with competition. Instead of focusing on competition and competitive sports you’ll see that […]

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Dr. Laura Markham on Peaceful Parenting

By Mary Sheep

Dr. Laura Markham on Peaceful Parenting The Parenting Junkie and Dr. Laura Markham from aha parenting and author of Peaceful Parent Happy Kids and Peaceful Parent Happy Siblings, team up in this series to show you peaceful parenting in action! 1:00 – What are you brining to the situation? 1:24 – Connection 2:25 – Coaching […]

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