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Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting is about treating your child with respect, listening to their point of view and giving them a sense of being understood. It is about noticing what they have done (rather than what they have not done) and remembering to tell them.

What is your parenting style?
Are you an overprotective parent? (Living the child’s life […]

Developing a stronger sense of self is crucial for a Parent

Let’s look at increasing your Self Esteem. The more you raise your own self esteem, the more you will raise your child’s.

Why is Self Esteem important? It affects:

Friends you choose (as you choose ones with similar self esteem to you)
The kind of person you will settle down with
How you get on with others
How effective you […]

Homework/Study Struggles? No more!

If you have Homework struggles with your child, this article has some practical tips and skills to help

Love must always be present before learning can happen
We cannot attend at a ‘head’/intellectual) level, if things are not right at a heart level (emotionally- a childs first need is to be loved for themselves).To be unconditionally loved; […]

Top 10 Parenting Tips to survive the Summer Holidays!

The holidays have begun for many this weekend and what can we do to ensure it’s a happy time within the family?

Here are my 10 ten parenting tips:

Decide to do what you need to do to be in a ‘good place’ to parent well and do it.This usually means being in touch with your needs […]

Interesting Parenting Articles in the media this week

Here is a line up of the interesting Parenting articles I have found in the Media this week:

Need some family/parenting support? Practical Parenting can help or listing of Family Therapists in the Irish Times:http://alturl.com/ik6p4

After Separation – making contact with Dad: Interesting article in todays Health Supplement in the Irish Times: http://alturl.com/vvxkt

Trying to get pregnant? Maybe reconsider […]

Top 10 Tips for Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting

A different kind of parenting that teaches responsibility, builds self-esteem and ensures they feel loved. The following ten tips will help you use methods that have been proven to provide children with a sense of well-being and security.

1 – 1 on 1 time

Your child’s self-esteem is greatly influenced by the quality of time you […]

Sandwich technique (on Desperate Housewives this week!)

Tell your children/partner what they have done that’s right and they will do more of it

Positive Parenting
Say something positive, say what you need from that person, & end on a positive note.

For example: ‘You’re always so responsible round the kitchen, I just need you to X, when you finish what you are doing, I really […]

Hows to survive the Easter Holidays

1. Don’t get involved in every little thing, stay separate so they learn to resolve their own conflict

2. Remember, how you are determines how things go, so if you are calm, things will be calmer

3. Tell them what they are doing right: “I noticed how kind you are to your sister”

4. If there is sibling […]

Raise a Competent and Confident Child who is Responsible

The weekends are an opportunity to take time to show your child a new task . Thereafter, they are more independent and your life is a little easier. Because children become remarkably responsible; when given responsibility; as long as there is an absence of criticism.

What kind of parent are you? A good parent who does […]

Building Self Esteem in your children

Let’s look at building Self Esteem in your children. The more you raise your self esteem; the more you will raise your child’s. A good sense of ourselves is the key to your child’s future.

Why is Self Esteem important? It affects:

Friends you choose (as you choose ones with similar self esteem to you)
The kind of […]