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Raising responsible children

How to help your child become responsible, confident and competent A responsible parent however treats their child with equality and respect and encourages them to make their own decisions and to live with the consequences. For a child can become remarkably responsible when they are given responsibility. Seven year olds [...]

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Stress management for parents

  What causes Stress? Awareness is key to change as when you rebuild your boundary, you feel empowered and good about yourself We need boundaries to ensure we keep healthy and functioning whether at work or at home. Stress symptoms arise to alert us to the imbalance in our lives [...]

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How to manage sibling rivalry

Imagine your husband comes home tonight with a tall Swedish blond and says: “You know I love you so much; I decided to get another wife just like you! But here’s the good news; you’re actually going to LOVE HER!” . That’s how your child feels; jealous and insecure that you love [...]

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Disciplining children

In working with parents, I can see that most of the time when a child is behaving badly, they feel bad in themselves. It can be that they need more time and attention from the parent, and they have found a way to get attention, through their behaviour. Another way [...]

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4 Tips for the Challenging Child or Teen

Parents consistently say “that worked!” […]

8 Things Children Need When Newly Separated

Separation is a huge time of adjustment for parents and children. Explain to your Child Before the parent leaves, the child or teen needs an explanation. Not knowing is very difficult for a child, as I know from personal experience. My father’s suicide was not explained to me and unconsciously [...]

Chores – 4 ways to get them done

How do we build a habit of helping in the house? Capable children are competent children What kind of parent are you? Overprotective parents tend to say ‘I will do that; you are too small; let me do it’ to the child who ask ‘Can I do it?’. Overprotection disables [...]

Dealing with Children’s Challenging Behaviours

Managing children’s challenging behaviours can be very challenging! Understanding Challenging Behaviour I worked with parents yesterday who were struggling to manage their son’s difficult behaviour. Many parents say ‘we have got into a negative spiral’. I asked them to try imagine how their child felt and they said ‘he probably [...]