help your child be more responsible

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 happening at the onset […]

Set an good example for your teenager regarding alcohol

As a parent of teenagers I am aware of the dangers of teenage drinking. As adults we need to set a good example regarding our own alcohol use. Third year (Junior Cert year) is identified as the most vulnerable year.
Early onset of drinking linked to heavy drinking in middle age
Headstrong, The National Centre for Youth […]

How to manage exam stress for parents

Focus on the relationship, not the study and as you deepen your relationship with your teenager, it becomes safe for them to share their worries and concerns.
Why your child may be having difficulties studying
If there is an unwillingness to study, remember relationship is still the most important thing as what may lie behind their unwillingness […]

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
Therefore, a set […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

 

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.