Separation Anxiety in Children

What is Separation Anxiety?
Separation anxiety is simply that leaving a parent can be worrying for a child. With you, they feel secure and without you they are not sure they will be able to cope. Our job as parents is to ensure our children are resilient and therefore we need to show our belief in […]

Toddler Tantrums and Sibling Rivalry

When your toddler is thrashing the younger sibling..
Toddler Taming
A two year old does not need punishment, they need more 1:1 time & understanding towards how they feel. Also, using time out or sending them to their room only increases their negativity towards the younger sibling, whom they now resent even more. Tell them the behaviour […]

Positive Parenting

Our children always ‘spill the beans’ but often we don’t hear it
Positive Parenting
A parent told me her daughter said ‘Mummy, you don’t spend time with me’ but that she never heard it properly. I asked the Mum ‘but do you have time for yourself?’ and she said No. When you give time to yourself (by […]

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 […]

Sibling Rivalry

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Positive Relationships in the Family

The first of 5 Superb short dvd’s on how to build Positive Relationships in the family – and guess what: It starts with you!

http://alturl.com/hjmxm

 

Let your toddler explore – that is how they learn

Young children need to move around and explore to learn, interesting article about the importance of letting them! http://alturl.com/yz3np