Raising Children

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 […]

First Day at Primary School

The First day at School is a milestone for any child and parent. Practical Parenting tips  to ensure its success and that your child will settle well.
The importance of  the child being well rested, with a set routine in place in the week before school and a calm parent is crucial.

Routine is essential
Therefore, a set […]

Sibling Rivalry – Tips to Reduce

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Feelings – the key to understanding behaviour

If a child feels right; they will behave right, so getting in touch with how your child feels and giving them a sense of being understood and listened to will result in much less conflict.

Poor feelings come from not feeling loved/understood

The more attention you give; the less they demand; and yet a child needs only […]

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 […]

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:http://alturl.com/ik6p4

After Separation – making contact with Dad: Interesting article in todays Health Supplement in the Irish Times: http://alturl.com/vvxkt

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 […]