Raised to Love

Creating joy

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.

(Mother Teresa)

'We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do,’ said Mother Teresa.Your child smiles because you smile. You are under surveillance. Multiply this by thousand times. If you want to

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Plant a love

As a parent one of your most important tasks is to foster in your child a love for what is good, true and beautiful. Otherwise you may well find they develop a love for junk food and impulse shopping!

In my local shopping centre I am greeted by a large

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Good habits for each child

Martin Luther King, in his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech, spoke of a time when children will be judged not by the colour of their skin but by their character. What does he mean by character? Tom Lickona, one of the champions of the character education movement, explains that

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Learning to 'try again'

Teaching resilience is so important, but what is resilience? At its core it is the habitual capacity to conquer our fears, our fears of not coping, of being unable to resolve a problem. The great Catalan educator and father of sixteen, Rafael Pich, spoke of the duty of parents to

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How united are you?

There is nothing better in this world than that man and wife should be one mind.

(Homer - Odyssey - 800 BC)

Unity builds love. Parental unity gives consistency in the key messages you give your children. Above all, it means you show your children how to love: by the

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