It’s not all about the kids

Parenting - - Time Out -

It’s not good for any child, and it cer­tainly is not good for us if we make our chil­dren the cen­tre of the uni­verse. The hap­pi­est fam­i­lies, with the most se­cure chil­dren, are the ones where the par­ents nur­ture them­selves and their love re­la­tion­ship. Reg­u­lar ac­count­ing prin­ci­ples do not ap­ply to love. Take love from your part­ner and spend it on your chil­dren and you will run out of love-en­ergy re­ally fast. But spend it on your spouse and you will find there is al­ways enough love left­over for the rest of the fam­ily. Blended fam­ily work­shop with Adele and Mike Cor­nish Satur­day, 10 Septem­ber, 8.30am-3.30pm Go to the­p­ar­ent­ing­ for more de­tails and to book To en­ter by mail, write your name and ad­dress on the back of an en­ve­lope and send to Hoyts give­away, Par­ent­ing mag­a­zine, PO Box 37 708, Par­nell, Auck­land 1151. To en­ter on­line, go to the com­pe­ti­tions page at the­p­ar­ent­ing­ and an­swer the fol­low­ing ques­tion - Who is run­ning the 'Blended fam­i­lies' work­shop? En­tries close 2 Novem­ber 2016.

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