Family relationships and feelings

/Family relationships and feelings

Positive Parenting

Our children always 'spill the beans' but often we don't hear it Positive Parenting 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 [...]

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 [...]

Separation & your Child’s feelings

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The importance of Touch with our children

When a child/teen is upset a silent hug is all they need. What to do when a child is upset? When a child/teen is upset a silent hug is all they need. No words are needed. Why does it work so well? It offers compassion for what they are feeling, a silent 'holding place' that [...]

Helping children through breakdown – Tom Cruise, Katie and Suri

Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise are in the headlines this week as Katie has filed for divorce from Tom Cruise. Breakup need not mean family breakdown It appears Katie Holmes was becoming increasingly concerned about the effect the Scientology organisation might have on her child. We need remember that marital breakup need not necessarily lead [...]

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 [...]

Top 10 Listening Skills – A skill that can be learned

We were given two ears but only one mouth. This is because God knew that listening was twice as hard as talking. Practical Tips to help you listen more often and more effectively 1.   Stop Talking 2.   Eye Contact 3.   Focus on Listening 4.   Listen to non verbal communication 5.   [...]

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 [...]

First Day at Primary School

The First day at School is a milestone for any child and parent. Practical Parenting tips  to ensure its success and that your child will settle well. The importance of  the child being well rested, with a set routine in place in the week before school and a calm parent is crucial. Routine is essential [...]

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 Positive Parenting 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 [...]