good parenting skills

/good parenting skills

Back to School

Take care of yourself by being more organised Parenting Tips for Back to School Mornings begin the night before. Uniform, shoes, sports equipment, tie ready . Lunch set up or pre prepared. Table set the night before. Go to bed earlier & get up half an hour earlier for a calmer/happier home. Positive Parenting Lavish [...]

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 [...]

Bedwettting

Bed wetting once toilet trained is called secondary enuresis. Bed wetting can be difficult for both the parent and the child, but a gentle approach is needed in dealing with this particular behaviour. Why does bed wetting happen? Bed wetting once a child has been toilet trained is nearly always psychological/social. All behavior makes sense. What was [...]

Stop Cyber bullying and keep children safe online

 Cyber Bullying The new advisor to the British PM expressed her belief that social media is a potential threat to young people and that parents should monitor their children’s messages. Stop Cyber Bullying With children accessing the internet so young, parents need to set rules and boundaries so issues can be prevented. Advise younger children [...]

Self Care as a Parent

Things that help you take care of you: Self Care Prioritize rest when tired Allow adequate time Be more organised Ask for help/Buy in help/Do less & yes, you do deserve to! Know your limits & stay within Reward yourself for something well done Put something in the diary thats for you each week Emotional [...]

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 [...]

Parenting difficult children

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

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 [...]

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. Positive Parenting Child's greatest need is to feel loved [...]

Junior Cert Night

The Junior Certificate results are out shortly and the newspapers will highlight again the problem of underage drinking. Irish teenagers are one of the highest binge drinkers in Europe. Binge drinking can directly cause accidents and injury as well as depression, anxiety, suicide and attempted suicide. Alcohol consumption has risen 48% in the past ten [...]