Raised to Love

Unadulterated kindness


Have you ever met a parent who set out to raise a selfish child? I have not met one. Yet despite this so many succeed in just this. And it is tragic! So many self-centred people, young adults and old. Even though studies show time and again that kind and

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Lego for character


Routines and timetables are like Lego for a child's character. Simple home routines and consistent kindness towards all are the building blocks of good habits. Add your selfless example and a liberal smothering of affection and the characters you forge will be resilient, big hearted and ready for life.

But

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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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