encouraging responsibility

Leaving Cert and Junior Cert starting now

See the Irish Times article from todays paper about the beginning of the Leaving and Junior Cert
Click here:    http://alturl.com/56x4t

 

Should young kids be allowed use Facebook?

We cannot ever fully protect our children but we can tell them the risks and empower them to make good choices.
Tell your child that imagine Granny is standing behind you and to never post anything that she would not be happy with; that somehting posted can never ever be taken down if others pass it […]

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 […]

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 […]

Teenagers – it’s a phase!

Do you feel a little unsupported around the house?

Having got up and finding I had to not only unload the dishwasher, clean the counters and the hob, Hoover most of the house and wash the floors, I dared to say to my daughters that I felt it was unfair that I was doing all the […]

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 […]

Weekly Roundup of Parenting Tips from around the Globe

From  now on, I will be doing a weekly round up of some interesting articles and short videos of practical tips and skills to help us all parent at our best. This week I am looking at the importance of Positivity whether it’s in our interaction or in disciplining or better ways to interact with […]

Have you a child preparing for the Junior Cert or Leaving Cert?

Facing your first (or second) big exam is a major challenge for son or daughter and there are things you can do to help and support

Can I help my son / daughter cope better with exams?

Think about a major challenge you have faced: what did you need to feel you could achieve it?

Someone believing in […]

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 […]

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 […]