Should Little Girls Be Taught To Be Assertive?

Has the time come to teach little girls to be assertive? If so what stops us? Isn’t there enough evidence to support the argument that not only  should we take them to ballet lessons but self defence classes too? It’s not about ‘either/or’ it’s about ‘and’. We can allow them to follow the feminine norms […]

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Getting Your Own Way At Home

Getting your own way at home can be a challenge. Domestic situations can be emotional to deal with, especially if you’re faced with tricky situations that you haven’t done anything about before. The temptation is to challenge people in a non-assertive way, not wanting to upset them or cause an argument; or, you may feel […]

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3 Skills To Teach Your Child How To Achieve Win:Win And Not War:War

3 skills to teach your child how to achieve win:win not war:war The underlying theme of assertive behaviour is to achieve win:win with others. A win:win is where both parties achieve enough of what they want. Just imagine if children around the age of 7 or 8 were taught this skill in school – how […]

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