teaching responsibility

Preventing teen deaths from new craze – Neknomination

Two teenagers died over the weekend from a new drinking craze sweeping social media
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 to the Independent […]

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 other daughter […]

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 difficult behaviors & […]

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 a helping […]

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 we communicate […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 unconditionally loved; […]

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 […]