Remaining Connected After Your Child Leaves Home.

Larissa Dann

My son has lived away from home for a number of years as he studied for his degree. Soon, he will further his study in a different country. Our life as a family is changing, maturing. Much as our relationship must change and mature.

How have I kept, and how do I keep, connected with this delightful, caring, and talented young man? Read on for the full article: Childhood 101.

Develop a Respectful Relationship – It’s Never Too Late

I was fortunate to attend a parenting course when my son was still a baby. That course (Parent Effectiveness Training, or PET) provided me with life-long communication skills that I put into practice as soon as I learnt them. I’ve continued to use these same skills throughout his life.

Together we built a strong and warm relationship, based on the foundations of trust and respect, care and concern. Now, when we talk, text or message, we know we have a basis of love and regard from which to share our thoughts.

Thanks to the graduates of my PET classes, I’ve discovered that it is never too late to learn how to communicate – even, perhaps, to resurrect a relationship that may be foundering. Read on for the full article: Childhood 101.

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