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Dating and Friendship

An essential partnership

While the social norms in some countries prohibit dating and the allowing of young individuals of the opposite sex to spend time together until their marriage is arranged, in most countries young people grow up with the idea and the expectation of finding true love match.

Like all human relationships there are a great many possibilities but perhaps one of the most insidious is the pressure placed on young people to date members of the opposite sex or even the same gender within their particular social group. This expectation and pressure that is generated creates anxiety and suffering in part because there is no clear discussion and in fact, our socialisation process almost prohibits this discussion.

Conversely

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Smart Kid

Raising teens – poetry

Published on: 1 Apr 2015, updated May 30 2018

My son came home from school one day, With a smirk upon his face. He decided he was smart enough, to put me in my place.

‘Guess what I learned in Civics Two, that’s taught by Mr. Wright? It’s all about the laws today, The ‘Children’s Bill of Rights.’

It says I need not clean my room, don’t have to cut my hair No one can tell me what to think, or speak, or what to wear.

I have freedom from religion, and regardless what you say, I don’t have to bow my head, and I sure don’t have to pray.

I can wear earrings if I

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Yoga Fitness for Kids

Yoga Asana Series

Creative play

Children, today, are under a tremendous amount of stress from school, modern day environment, peer competition, and expectations from their parents. Stress affects the way children learn and interact with their surroundings. It affects their health, well-being, and confidence.

Yoga creates the ultimate learning adventure while helping children de-stress and relax. Yoga, breathing and relaxation techniques help to combat the daily wear and tear of this modern, fast- paced, stressful life and i’s a valuable and enjoyable activity. Even a few minutes of time spent on this activity, in a day, can give immense positive results.

Yoga is the art and science of living, and is concerned with the evolution of mind and body.

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Children Say

Perceptive Children – humour

Tomato sauce

A woman was trying hard to get the tomato sauce that had thickened out of the jar. During her struggle the phone ring so she asked her four-year-old daughter to answer it and she said “mommy can’t come to the phone right now, she’s hitting the bottle”.

Ladies locker room

A young boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself in a woman’s locker room. When he was seen, some of the ladies almost panicked to cover themselves up. The boy watched in amazement and asked “what’s the matter, have you never seen a little boy before?”

Police dog

A police dog handler at the end of his shift was unloading gear

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