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Disciplining children

What mistake do parents make around discipline? Handling a child who is challenging, disruptive and acting up I meet parents on a 1:1 and every week, parents come to me about a child they are struggling with. They say he is disruptive, challenging and he acts up. They also usually say ‘he gets so much [...]

By | June 19th, 2014|BLOG|0 Comments

Temper Tantrums

Struggling with Temper Tantrums? Toddler Tantrums A client came back recently to advise that my advice worked on his toddlers temper tantrums which had been challenging to handle. When I asked what in particular had worked, this is what he said: Catch it earlier - before it builds up Distract the toddler Redirect the toddler's [...]

By | May 24th, 2014|BLOG, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Toddler Tantrums and Sibling Rivalry

When your toddler is thrashing the younger sibling.. Toddler Taming A two year old does not need punishment, they need more 1:1 time & understanding towards how they feel. Also, using time out or sending them to their room only increases their negativity towards the younger sibling, whom they now resent even more. Tell them [...]

Understanding the emotional world of your preschooler

Are you struggling with their anger or tantrums? Make new choices and actions As I write this blog, I have to put my hand up and say that I did not do much of what I am now advocating when my children were this age. I regret it but with a new awareness now I [...]

By | July 24th, 2012|Babies and toddlers|0 Comments

Parenting Tips to help stay cool with your kids

Boredom is often what results in poor behaviour outside the home or when travelling. Keep your children engaged to avoid trying times Trying Times with your kids So much of Parenting is about being a step ahead of your children, anticipating in advance what will make a difference in keeping boredom at bay so you [...]

TIME OUT not working? Try this

Just imagine you were two or three years of age and you were put out to sit on the Naughty Step by a very agitated parent , how would you feel? When I ask parents this the responses are "Sad, upset, distressed, confused, alone, angry". TIME OUT not working? Is there a better way? I [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]