Manage conflict

For super Parenting Tips – read this

Super article in today’s Irish Times Health Supplement with some excellent tips

Click here:   1224298494254.html New parenting programme from Austrailia offers parents easy tips and skills to parent more effectivelly.


Interesting Parenting Articles in the media this week

Here is a line up of the interesting Parenting articles I have found in the Media this week:

Need some family/parenting support? Practical Parenting can help or listing of Family Therapists in the Irish Times:

After Separation – making contact with Dad: Interesting article in todays Health Supplement in the Irish Times:

Trying to get pregnant? Maybe reconsider […]

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 […]

Parents advice

Some tips from parents of what has worked for them in creating calmer homes:

Managing feelings
Parents Say:When I control myself & my mood; I can control the mood at home, theres a direct link between how I am and how everyone else is. Today, watch how you interact & tune into how you feel & […]

Teenagers – it’s a phase!

Do you feel a little unsupported around the house?

Having got up and finding I had to not only unload the dishwasher, clean the counters and the hob, Hoover most of the house and wash the floors, I dared to say to my daughters that I felt it was unfair that I was doing all the […]

Advice for Parenting Teens

Some practical tips for parenting teens, however belief is everything and communicating a message of ‘I trust you to be responsible and I believe you know the right thing to do’ is crucial. Also, do not forget to tell them how precious they are to you and that they can always call you and that […]

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 […]

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 […]

When what you are doing is not working; try something different

Time and patience is so important when faced with a challenging child. If the child is tired/sick/hungry the advice is always to ‘AVOID THE BAIT’. Therefore pushing a child to do/say something when she’s tired means you end in in a power struggle – and always pullout of power struggles – and say to yourself – […]

Children: A different kind of Discipline


What? It is true you know! I have found that ordering a child invites conflict; while treating a child with respect is more effective. Therefore, changing your parenting style from authoritarian will create a calmer home with happier children. I can’t change anyone; but I can change myself and I have found; that when I […]