self esteem

Self Esteem and your Child

How to have confident children?
The two pillars of self esteem are:
1. How lovable do they feel (praise or correct Behaviour but always love their person). That means you will respond positively to difficult behaviour by separating the child from their behaviour: (‘I love you but that behaviour is not okay, we’ll talk when we’re both calmer)
2. […]

By |May 23rd, 2013|Family wellbeing|0 Comments

Wellness Program: How to enjoy more wellbeing


Happiness is being in touch with what is happening within yourself and others.

You can only flourish when you have a good relationship with yourself. Here are some tips to improve how you relate to yourself and others as the more we know ourselves and the more  self aware we become the better we respond to events […]

By |January 31st, 2013|self esteem, stress, Uncategorized, Wellbeing|0 Comments

What can I do to foster positive feelings about myself?

There are many things you can do to improve how you feel about yourself and you can begin right away. The cause of having a poor
sense of self lies in early relationships, therefore the ‘cure’ also lies in relationship, relationship with you. However, this relationship is a different one, one where you ease up on […]

By |January 13th, 2012|Wellbeing|0 Comments

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 […]

Developing a stronger sense of self is crucial for a Parent

Let’s look at increasing your Self Esteem. The more you raise your own self esteem, the more you will raise your child’s.

Why is Self Esteem important? It affects:

Friends you choose (as you choose ones with similar self esteem to you)
The kind of person you will settle down with
How you get on with others
How effective you […]

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 […]

Bullying: Practical Parenting tips to help prevent bullying

Short video on practical parenting tips to help prevent bullying:


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 […]

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!


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 […]