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Stress free parenting

Would you like to have more stress free parenting? Stress free parenting Week in and week out, parents come to me for help in reducing the stress in parenting. The stories are often similar: ‘He will not listen! I have to ask him ten times! Children listen when they feel listened to In [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:02+00:00February 17th, 2016|BLOG|0 Comments

Basics of positive parenting

Why parent positively? Here's one good reason to think about: Your Child's Self Esteem An act of comparison is ultimately an act of rejection, therefore accept your child for the unique individual they are. They are a once off happening that will never reoccur and your acceptance of them, results in them accepting themselves as [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:03+00:00October 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bullying and your child

What is bullying? Bullying is defined as unwanted negative behaviour whether verbal, physical or psychological directed by an individual or a group against another person and which is repeated over time. This behaviour can be name calling, exclusion, isolation or intimidation or cyber bullying.  The effect of the child or teenager can be devastating and [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:03+00:00September 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blended families

Breakup need not mean family breakdown We need remember that marital breakup need not necessarily lead to family breakdown and aim to minimize the impact on the children. Children who are prepared in advance of the separation take the stress of parents separating more easily. Therefore, communicating with the child and use of toys and [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:03+00:00September 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Helping Children through marital breakdown

Helping Children through marital breakdown The Late Late show featured the difficulties separated couples face when all they have in common are their children. There is a startling rise in couples separating and issues around lone parenting. However, evidence shows that children fare better in a happy one parent family than a two parent family where there [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:04+00:00September 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments