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Helping children get along

How to deal with conflict better Calm is essential in managing conflict Remain calm and approach calmly, remembering that your tone and your behaviour sets the tone. Therefore, be the change you want to see and if you want your child to calm down, then ask yourself, 'how calm am I?' Be a good role [...]

Parenting difficult children

If you're finding yourself challenged by a toddler or a teen, we've listed some things for you to try.

Positive Parenting with your Teenager

Parenting Teens is not easy but there are things you can do that make a difference. How to reduce conflict in your home There are so many situations where we can end up in conflict with our teens on a daily basis. What else could we do that may help the situation. If what you [...]

Parenting after Separation or Divorce

 Do you feel unsupported & with no one to turn to? Are you parenting alone? Parenting is tough, the hardest job we ever do and it is great when we can handover to our partner when stressed or about to lose it. What can you do when you are parenting alone? Supporting yourself helps deal [...]

Happier Homework

Do your children resist the homework and do you find yourself getting stressed? Parental Stress & Homework don't mix! So often, Homework can become a battle - unnecessarily. Children enjoy learning, as long as there is no criticism, put down, judgement or feeling rejected. If the parent comes into the homework and is impatient and [...]

Teens & Alcohol

As the parent of teenage girls I am aware of the dangers of teenage drinking. Relationship is No 1 between parent and teen However, as I journey through the minefield that is parenting teens, I am more and more convinced that the strength of my relationship with them is ultimately the only real control I [...]

Proactive Parenting

I just encountered a woman at the supermarket, trying to do a large weekly shop with two toddlers, who seems to be managing well and it reminded me of the importance of being PROACTIVE in our parenting. Steve Covey outlines this concept in his 7 Habit’s book outlines the Habit 1: Be Proactive Be Proactive, [...]

Children behaving badly

There are so many situations where we can end up in conflict with our children on a daily basis. What else could we do that may help the situation. If what you are doing is not working, you may need to do something different How to manage conflict with your children Be the change you [...]

Parenting Tips to help stay cool with your kids

Boredom is often what results in poor behaviour outside the home or when travelling. Keep your children engaged to avoid trying times Trying Times with your kids So much of Parenting is about being a step ahead of your children, anticipating in advance what will make a difference in keeping boredom at bay so you [...]

Are you a single or separated parent in need of parenting support?

A client yesterday told me a story of an incident in her house that morning, which you may find helpful. With Parenting support you can be proactive not reactive Her daughter is finishing junior school and there is a lot of emotion around that in these final days. Following the graduation ceremony the previous evening [...]