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Young Children Lying - Doesn't Bother Me Much

<a href="/blogs/sarahliebetrau/2011/05/09/young-children-lying-doesnt-bother-me-much">Young Children Lying - Doesn&#039;t Bother Me Much</a>

There has been a great deal of fibbing going on in our house recently. Telling of porky pies. Pulling the wool. Stretching the story to fit the circumstance. Blatant bald-faced untruths. Many parents I know find the discovery of their children lying to get out of being blamed for something, or manipulating a game to enhance their chances of winning (also known as cheating) quite disturbing. They are often unimpressed, to say the least. I have a friend who is a school teacher and she readily admits that any kind of lying and cheating is a real bug-bear of hers ... But (to tell you the truth), I’m not particularly bothered by it ... Read full article

podcast How to Help Your Baby Sleep Using Gentle Techniques

<a href="/audio/podcast-how-to-help-your-baby-sleep-using-gentle-techniques">podcast How to Help Your Baby Sleep Using Gentle Techniques</a>

In this one hour webinar Beth Macgregor, co-author of "Helping Your Baby to Sleep, Why Gentle Techniques Work Best" shares information on approaches to your child's ( 0 to 3 years) sleeping that help with your child's emotional development. She explains why responsive parenting is good for your child's sleep and emotional wellbeing. Beth also answers common questions about young children's and babies' sleep habits and sleeping patterns. Read full article

Helping Your Baby to Sleep

<a href="/parenting-resources/happy-children/helping-your-baby-to-sleep">Helping Your Baby to Sleep</a>

This book is about responsive parenting. It is about how babies thrive when parents are sensitive to their needs - during the day and the night. It looks at baby sleep and shows that babies wake up at night and need help to settle for many good reasons, as frustrating as this may be to their parents. Read full article

Victim of Bullying - What Now?

On Channel 7 The Morning Show Yvette Vignando, Brett Murray and Sally Ann McCormack spoke with the hosts about the apparent hero status given to the victim of a dreadful bullying incident in a Sydney school. What should parents do in these circumstances? Read full article

Parents Helping Children Who Are Bullied - Voices of Experience

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2011/03/20/parents-helping-children-who-are-bullied-voices-of-experience">Parents Helping Children Who Are Bullied - Voices of Experience</a>

As I mentioned in this earlier post 'Messages to Bullies - Forgiven not Forgotten", on 14 March I sent out interviews to a number of adults who offered to share their stories of being bullied as children. Having still not had the time to compile their responses into a coherent article, I keep wanting to publish parts of their stories because it seems the right time for their voices to be heard. Read full article

Bystanders, Bullying and Breaking Points

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2011/03/16/bystanders-bullying-and-breaking-points">Bystanders, Bullying and Breaking Points</a>

A video shared online this week shows a very distressing scene of a smaller Year 7 boy hitting a larger Year 10 boy in the face and body while several students stand by (including the camera person) - watching and making comments. The video footage culminates in the smaller boy being injured. A part of this video was shown to me by crew at The Morning Show on Channel 7 yesterday morning - a pure coincidence, as I was about to talk about approaches parents can take if they find out that their child is a bully Read full article

Parents - What to Do if Your Child is a Bully

Video interview, Yvette Vignando on The Morning Show Channel 7 with ideas for parents on what to do if your child is being a bully. Includes signs your child may be bullying, what leads a child to bully how to help your child back to a happy life at school. Read full article

Messages to Bullies - Forgiven not Forgotten

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2011/03/14/messages-to-bullies-forgiven-not-forgotten">Messages to Bullies - Forgiven not Forgotten</a>

I’m writing a feature article about the effects of bullying. To prepare for the article I asked several adults about what they’d say now to the people that mercilessly and sometimes violently bullied them in childhood. Perhaps unsurprisingly, most of them said they had nothing they’d want to say. But their reactions to this question are still important and poignant reminders about why schools and parents need to keep talking about how to reduce the incidence of bullying. Read full article

How to Care for Children After a Traumatic Event - Christchurch Earthquake

<a href="/articles/how-to-care-for-children-after-a-traumatic-event-christchurch-earthquake">How to Care for Children After a Traumatic Event - Christchurch Earthquake</a>

“I don’t like big erfquakes, They’re stupid!!” exclaims almost three year old Marco, now a veteran of two major earthquakes and living with his parents and older brother in Christchurch, New Zealand. Since September 2010 when the first major earthquake hit the ‘Garden City’ of New Zealand, Marco has labelled every run down building or scaffolding in the street as “Look at that big erfquake” and on the day prior to the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, his house was burgled – his first reaction “an erfquake.” Read full article

Christchurch Earthquake 2011 - Grief, Media and My Family

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2011/02/28/christchurch-earthquake-2011-grief-media-and-my-family">Christchurch Earthquake 2011 - Grief, Media and My Family</a>

Last week was a quiet week for blogging and writing on happychild. I was distracted. My brother, his wife and their two little boys live in Christchurch New Zealand. They are fortunate and we are relieved – they are safe and their house has only minor damage. ... Since September, many people in Christchurch have continued to feel anxious and stressed and this has been compounded by the frequent aftershocks that jolt them out of temporary distraction, and remind them that they’re living with risk. Read full article