Happier Homework

Do your children resist the homework and do you find yourself getting stressed?
Parental Stress & Homework don’t mix!
So often, Homework can become a battle – unnecessarily. Children enjoy learning, as long as there is no criticism, put down, judgement or feeling rejected. If the parent comes into the homework and is impatient and there is […]

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 […]

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 to […]

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 […]

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; […]

Leaving Cert and Junior Cert starting now

See the Irish Times article from todays paper about the beginning of the Leaving and Junior Cert
Click here:    http://alturl.com/56x4t


Bullying: Practical Parenting tips to help prevent bullying

Short video on practical parenting tips to help prevent bullying:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pERCR1Tb68


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 […]

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 […]