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Some Discipline Tips

All Discipline begins with the Parent

What? Yes, the more undisciplined I am in my self; the more discipline issues I have with my children

How am I  undisciplined? By pushing yourself too hard..
Examples: Not taking Time Out, poor Physical  care of self,results in ‘losing it’ with the children, shout, Rant & Rave; getting up too late, frequently […]

Developing a stronger sense of self is crucial for a Parent

Let’s look at increasing your Self Esteem. The more you raise your own self esteem, the more you will raise your child’s.

Why is Self Esteem important? It affects:

Friends you choose (as you choose ones with similar self esteem to you)
The kind of person you will settle down with
How you get on with others
How effective you […]

Homework/Study Struggles? No more!

If you have Homework struggles with your child, this article has some practical tips and skills to help

Love must always be present before learning can happen
We cannot attend at a ‘head’/intellectual) level, if things are not right at a heart level (emotionally- a childs first need is to be loved for themselves).To be unconditionally loved; […]

Feelings – the key to understanding behaviour

If a child feels right; they will behave right, so getting in touch with how your child feels and giving them a sense of being understood and listened to will result in much less conflict.

Poor feelings come from not feeling loved/understood

The more attention you give; the less they demand; and yet a child needs only […]

Roundup of Parenting articles in the Media

Here is the latest articles on Parenting related issues in the Media over the past week:
If you have children that are on their summer holidays, this article is a Must read for any parent from David Coleman:http://t.co/q85E152

Have a safe trip as a Family this Summer:Practical Parenting Tips from Irish Times today:http://t.co/MjukYzx

Interesting Parenting articles in Media over past week

Here’s link’s to the Parenting articles that have featured in the Media over the past week

Summer fun for children with Festivals, Camps, Drama Schools and Sports. Lots of useful information in todays Times:http://t.co/sGq65XM

Sobering facts about parents relationship with alcohol and it’s effect on their teenagers:http://alturl.com/icnfs

How to we get our child to accept that his parents […]

How do we get our child to accept that we are separated?

Separation can be painful for everyone in the family and parents want to do the right thing
Interesting article from David Coleman in the Independent http://t.co/AKL2Qga

 

Alcohol – ‘young people should avoid until 24′

Sobering facts about parents relationship with alcohol and it’s effect on their teenagers http://alturl.com/icnfs

 

Are you stressed by your children or teens?

Key Tips: You cannot take care of anyone; till you first take care of youself

Give yourself more time, getting up earlier/allowing adequate time to you are calmer
The more attention you give; the less they demand
When a child feels right; they behave right; so get in touch with how they feel and give them a sense […]

For super Parenting Tips – read this

Super article in today’s Irish Times Health Supplement with some excellent tips

Click here:   1224298494254.html New parenting programme from Austrailia offers parents easy tips and skills to parent more effectivelly.