Communication

Are you seeking a Parenting Speaker for your School/ Company? […]

Junior Cert Night

The Junior Certificate results are out shortly and the newspapers will highlight again the problem of underage drinking.
Irish teenagers are one of the highest binge drinkers in Europe. Binge drinking can directly cause accidents and injury as well as depression, anxiety, suicide and attempted suicide. Alcohol consumption has risen 48% in the past ten years. […]

Teens & Alcohol

As the parent of teenage girls I am aware of the dangers of teenage drinking.
Relationship is No 1 between parent and teen
However, as I journey through the minefield that is parenting teens, I am more and more convinced that the strength of my relationship with them is ultimately the only real control I have over […]

Top 10 Listening Skills – A skill that can be learned

We were given two ears but only one mouth. This is because God knew that listening was twice as hard as talking.
Practical Tips to help you listen more often and more effectively
1.   Stop Talking

2.   Eye Contact

3.   Focus on Listening

4.   Listen to non verbal communication

5.   Do not interrupt

6.   Stay calm, […]

Celebrity Culture and your Teenager

A look at any newsagent will confirm the popularity of celebrities for our young people.  The  ‘celebrity culture’ means our teenagers are targeted by TV shows, soap’s, magazines and movies.

Parents are Role Models too
Yet, parents  are the primary role models and have the greatest influence on our children, so it is vital that we communicate […]

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 […]

Roundup of Parenting articles in the Media

Here is the latest articles on Parenting related issues in the Media over the past week:
If you have children that are on their summer holidays, this article is a Must read for any parent from David Coleman:http://t.co/q85E152

Have a safe trip as a Family this Summer:Practical Parenting Tips from Irish Times today:http://t.co/MjukYzx

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 […]