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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 [...]

Sibling Rivalry

"You love her more than me! Everything was fine till she came along, now everyone hates me!" Sibling Rivarly: Child feel insecure about being loved Imagine your husband comes home tonight with a tall Swedish blond and says: "You know I love you so much; I decided to get another wife just like you! But [...]

How to deal with: Temper Tantrums:

Tantrums can be difficult for any parent, so here are practical tips and skills to deal more effectively with your toddler tantrums Tantrums are either a need to: Express frustration due to limited language skills or A need to get attention (even negative attention) Most of us respond angrily and child feel acknowledged and the [...]

Are your children driving you wild?

Many parents have difficulty in dealing with behaviour that challenges them; so I invite you to deal with it differently this week. Ironically,compassion is the No 1 response to difficult behaviour, when they deserve your love the least, they need it the most.Whether it is tantrums, aggression, uncooperative behaviour; see that the child is trying [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A background to your Child’s Challenging Behaviour

Some clients attending me on a One to One were in touch regarding  to do with an issue they were concerned with with their child, we talked and I had given them Dr T Humphreys book Self Esteem, the key to your child's future; essential reading for any parent. A few pointers from the book [...]