manage difficult behaviour

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 […]

Parenting difficult children

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

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 are doing […]

Proactive Parenting

I just encountered a woman at the supermarket, trying to do a large weekly shop with two toddlers, who seems to be managing well and it reminded me of the importance of being PROACTIVE in our parenting.

Steve Covey outlines this concept in his 7 Habit’s book outlines the Habit 1: Be Proactive
Be Proactive, or you […]

Children behaving badly

There are so many situations where we can end up in conflict with our children on a daily basis. What else could we do that may help the situation. If what you are doing is not working, you may need to do something different
How to manage conflict with your children
Be the change you want to […]

Parenting Tips to help stay cool with your kids

Boredom is often what results in poor behaviour outside the home or when travelling.
Keep your children engaged to avoid trying times
Trying Times with your kids
So much of Parenting is about being a step ahead of your children, anticipating in advance what will make a difference in keeping boredom at bay so you can stay cool! […]

Managing your child’s difficult behaviour and teaching discipline

In working with parents, I can see that most of the time when a child is behaving badly, they feel bad in themselves. It can be that they need more time and attention from the parent, and they have found a way to get attention, through their behaviour. Sadly, a child’s misbehaviour may be that […]

Conflict & Children’s Difficult Behaviour

Positive Parenting works, when the relationship is based on mutual respect, good listening and unconditional love.
What’s the problem?
According to David Coleman, the biggest problem is parental anxiety and over involvement. His advice is to sit back, relax and only get involved when absolutely necessary. Try not give attention to negative behaviour, instead give positive attention […]

Time Out? How to discipline children? What every Parent needs to know…

In working with parents, I can see that most of the time when a child is behaving badly, they feel bad in themselves. It can be that they need more time and attention from the parent, and they have found a way to get attention, through their behaviour. Sadly, a child’s misbehaviour may be that they […]

TIME OUT not working? Try this

Just imagine you were two or three years of age and you were put out to sit on the Naughty Step by a very agitated parent , how would you feel?
When I ask parents this the responses are “Sad, upset, distressed, confused, alone, angry”.

TIME OUT not working?

Is there a better way? I think its the […]