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Top 10 Parenting Tips to survive the Summer Holidays!

The holidays have begun for many this weekend and what can we do to ensure it’s a happy time within the family?

Here are my 10 ten parenting tips:

Decide to do what you need to do to be in a ‘good place’ to parent well and do it.This usually means being in touch with your needs […]

Top 10 Tips for Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting

A different kind of parenting that teaches responsibility, builds self-esteem and ensures they feel loved. The following ten tips will help you use methods that have been proven to provide children with a sense of well-being and security.

1 – 1 on 1 time

Your child’s self-esteem is greatly influenced by the quality of time you […]

Teenagers – it’s a phase!

Do you feel a little unsupported around the house?

Having got up and finding I had to not only unload the dishwasher, clean the counters and the hob, Hoover most of the house and wash the floors, I dared to say to my daughters that I felt it was unfair that I was doing all the […]

Sandwich technique (on Desperate Housewives this week!)

Tell your children/partner what they have done that’s right and they will do more of it

Positive Parenting
Say something positive, say what you need from that person, & end on a positive note.

For example: ‘You’re always so responsible round the kitchen, I just need you to X, when you finish what you are doing, I really […]

Back to school with stress free mornings

Families are back to school after the long break – are there simple things you can do that ensure smoother school mornings?

Mornings begin the night before
Do up a list of what needs to be done and let each child choose something they can do whether it is to set the table for breakfast or unload the […]

Weekly Roundup of Parenting Tips from around the Globe

From  now on, I will be doing a weekly round up of some interesting articles and short videos of practical tips and skills to help us all parent at our best. This week I am looking at the importance of Positivity whether it’s in our interaction or in disciplining or better ways to interact with […]

Have you a child preparing for the Junior Cert or Leaving Cert?

Facing your first (or second) big exam is a major challenge for son or daughter and there are things you can do to help and support

Can I help my son / daughter cope better with exams?

Think about a major challenge you have faced: what did you need to feel you could achieve it?

Someone believing in […]

Raise a Competent and Confident Child who is Responsible

The weekends are an opportunity to take time to show your child a new task . Thereafter, they are more independent and your life is a little easier. Because children become remarkably responsible; when given responsibility; as long as there is an absence of criticism.

What kind of parent are you? A good parent who does […]