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Life lessons from my golden labrador – meet Dolly

I have been blessed with amazing animals in my life. From the laziest bulldogs, slobbering all over the place, to the most aloof cats sparing affection only when they deem it deserved. Then there is Dolly. And there is something different about her. She’s been with us for just over a year now, and has passed on some invaluable life lessons. Amazingly, without needing to be taught. Just natural wisdom about presence, love, openness and friendship.

Instead of: they’re just looking for attention

How often do we take a step back and try to find out why children behave the way they do? Do we tend to lash out and get upset about their behaviour, or are we willing to give the child a chance and try to understand why they’re behaving in this manner?