Manage conflict

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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; […]

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

Are you stressed by your children or teens?

Key Tips: You cannot take care of anyone; till you first take care of youself

Give yourself more time, getting up earlier/allowing adequate time to you are calmer
The more attention you give; the less they demand
When a child feels right; they behave right; so get in touch with how they feel and give them a sense […]