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Preventing teen deaths from new craze – Neknomination

Two teenagers died over the weekend from a new drinking craze sweeping social media Neknomination This is a new craze sweeping the social media around ever increasing dares around drinking alcohol. I have heard of CIF, animal medicine, among other things added to the alcohol and drunk within a few seconds. Here is the link [...]

By |February 3rd, 2014|BLOG, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Positive Parenting

Do you ever make a mistake? Teaching Responsibility I am not always right so last night I made a mistake, I did not see it until one of my teenagers pointed it out to me. We hate to be wrong, but she was right. I thought about it and saw it. I went into my [...]

By |January 31st, 2014|BLOG|0 Comments

Developing Responsibility in your Child or Teen

Our children need to know we make mistakes, we're not perfect Positive Parenting I am not always right so last night I made a mistake, I did not see it at the time but later on, one of my teenagers pointed it out to me. We hate to be wrong, but she was right. Children's [...]

By |January 21st, 2014|BLOG, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Self Esteem – how to have a responsible child

Every parent wants their child to be responsible - so what do we need to do? Responsible Children Children become very responsible when given responsibility! My daughter was shown how to make her own lunch and has been doing that from the age of seven. All children can settle their own fights - albeit with [...]

By |January 20th, 2014|BLOG|0 Comments

Celebrity Culture and your Teenager

A look at any newsagent will confirm the popularity of celebrities for our young people.  The  ‘celebrity culture’ means our teenagers are targeted by TV shows, soap’s, magazines and movies. Parents are Role Models too Yet, parents  are the primary role models and have the greatest influence on our children, so it is vital that [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Homework/Study Struggles? No more!

If you have Homework struggles with your child, this article has some practical tips and skills to help Love must always be present before learning can happen We cannot attend at a ‘head’/intellectual) level, if things are not right at a heart level (emotionally- a childs first need is to be loved for themselves).To be [...]

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 [...]