Catch Them being good not bad

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

 

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 […]

Hows to survive the Easter Holidays

1. Don’t get involved in every little thing, stay separate so they learn to resolve their own conflict

2. Remember, how you are determines how things go, so if you are calm, things will be calmer

3. Tell them what they are doing right: “I noticed how kind you are to your sister”

4. If there is sibling […]

Summer Activities for Children

Money may be tighter than in previous years, yet there are many things you can do with your children which are free or nearly free and build great memories. Time is the most valuable thing you can give your children and choosing to spend time with a child makes them feel valued and secure.

Family Outings

When […]