Engaging your child’s cooperation

Positive Parenting

Our children always ‘spill the beans’ but often we don’t hear it
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A parent told me her daughter said ‘Mummy, you don’t spend time with me’ but that she never heard it properly. I asked the Mum ‘but do you have time for yourself?’ and she said No. When you give time to yourself (by […]

Parenting and Children

Parenting is the hardest job we ever do and we come into it with no parenting tips or support

Parenting Tips for Parents with Children

I have learnt from my mistakes and from working with hundreds of parents each year who tell me what works better.

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Child’s greatest need is to feel loved and ‘good enough'; therefore […]

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 can stay cool! […]

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 (which had […]

Potty Training

When is the best time to potty train your child? The best sign is one from your child that indicates that they want to begin the process of potty training. The easiest way to notice is when they say ‘I want to do it myself’ and meet it with encouragement and support. This usually is […]

Sibling Rivalry

“You love her more than me! Everything was fine till she came along, now everyone hates me!”
Sibling Rivarly: Child feel insecure about being loved

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 Parenting is about how I relate to self & others

Observe my responses and if they are defensive – it’s an offortunity to explore and an invitation to change

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Relationship with self is key to effective parenting. If how I relate to myself is poor, then it is likely that my parenting is going to reflect that. If I am self critical, then I will […]

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 […]

Sibling Rivalry – Tips to Reduce

Ensure each child feels loved and ‘seen’ and sibling rivalry will reduce. The reality is that the more time you spend with your child, the less they will demand it through negative behaviour towards a sibling or towards you. The negative behaviour is a cry for help. Therefore, your response needs to be kind and compassionate.

The […]

How to deal with: Temper Tantrums:

Tantrums can be difficult for any parent, so here are practical tips and skills to deal more effectively with your toddler tantrums

Tantrums are either a need to:

Express frustration due to limited language skills or
A need to get attention (even negative attention)
Most of us respond angrily and child feel acknowledged and the tantrum has worked, in […]