When is the best time to potty train your child? The best sign is one from your child that indicates that they want to begin the process of potty training. The easiest way to notice is when they say ‘I want to do it myself’ and meet it with encouragement and support. This usually is […]
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 […]
“You love her more than me! Everything was fine till she came along, now everyone hates me!”
Sibling Rivarly: Child feel insecure about being loved
Imagine your husband comes home tonight with a tall Swedish blond and says: “You know I love you so much; I decided to get another wife just like you! But here’s the […]
Ensure each child feels loved and ‘seen’ and sibling rivalry will reduce. The reality is that the more time you spend with your child, the less they will demand it through negative behaviour towards a sibling or towards you. The negative behaviour is a cry for help. Therefore, your response needs to be kind and compassionate.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The holidays have begun for many this weekend and what can we do to ensure it’s a happy time within the family?
Here are my 10 ten parenting tips:
Decide to do what you need to do to be in a ‘good place’ to parent well and do it.This usually means being in touch with your needs […]
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 […]