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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 think its the […]

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 […]

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 tantrum has worked, in […]

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 […]

Interesting Parenting articles in Media over past week

Here’s link’s to the Parenting articles that have featured in the Media over the past week

Summer fun for children with Festivals, Camps, Drama Schools and Sports. Lots of useful information in todays Times:http://t.co/sGq65XM

Sobering facts about parents relationship with alcohol and it’s effect on their teenagers:http://alturl.com/icnfs

How to we get our child to accept that his parents […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do a Dance class with a friend and reduce stress!

Many parents lose their temper and are cranky and irritable and impatient from a place where life become a series of Should/Must and Have To’s.
I talk to parents throughout the country and the parent who takes the time for a walk in the evening with a friend and  enjoys the Time Out she needs , […]