April 11, 2007

Parenting: Toddler gains by shadowing big sister

“Q: My son is 2 and his big sister is 6. He’s her little shadow, and in some ways that’s good: His vocabulary and other skills are great. But when they’re together he wants to do only what she does, and I wonder if he should be more independent.

A: We think your son is lucky to have his big sister to help him develop important experience and skills.”

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Sharing secrets of parenting

“TWO parenting experts divulged their secrets to an audience of Harrow mums and dads last week.

A seminar was arranged by Rachel Gardner, of BBC2 programme No Sex Please We’re Teenagers, and Rosemary Lamaison, a parent mentor for Pinner voluntary organisation Hope, to mentor local parents.

Members of Children First – mothers and fathers of children from 13 of the borough’s schools – were taught the importance of increasing self esteem in young people and enhancing their communication skills.”

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