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Separation or divorce on children

Separation and your Child or Teen 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 is conflict. Therefore, how do we negotiate the minefield of to help children cope with separation and [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:04+00:00September 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

7 tips for parenting teens

Parenting teenagers is not easy, Here are the parenting skills you need to help guide your teen to become a responsible adolescent. 1. Reducing Conflict with Teens There are so many situations where we can end up in conflict with our teens on a daily basis. What else could we do that may help the situation. [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:04+00:00August 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Easier evenings for working parents

Evenings and bedtimes are stressful for working parents nowadays. Stressed working parents With two parents arriving home to children who have missed them all day, what do children need? Here are my top 5 tips towards better evenings with your child to ensure everyone goes to bed happy. 1. Provide some 1-1 Time Ironically, if [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:04+00:00August 24th, 2015|Working Parents Groups|0 Comments

Raising responsible children

How to help your child become responsible, confident and competent A responsible parent however treats their child with equality and respect and encourages them to make their own decisions and to live with the consequences. For a child can become remarkably responsible when they are given responsibility. Seven year olds can make their own school [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:04+00:00August 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stress management for parents

  What causes Stress? Awareness is key to change as when you rebuild your boundary, you feel empowered and good about yourself We need boundaries to ensure we keep healthy and functioning whether at work or at home. Stress symptoms arise to alert us to the imbalance in our lives and needs responding to. If [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:04+00:00August 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to manage sibling rivalry

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 good news; you’re actually going to LOVE HER!” . That’s how your child feels; jealous and insecure that you love the other person more. How [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:05+00:00August 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Disciplining children

In working with parents, I can see that most of the time when a child is behaving badly, they feel bad in themselves. It can be that they need more time and attention from the parent, and they have found a way to get attention, through their behaviour. Another way to give them this attention [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:05+00:00July 29th, 2015|discipline|0 Comments

Children’s challenging behaviour

How to deal with a child's challenging behaviour Parents often come to me with issues around conflict within the family. The biggest mistake I have seen over the years is a parent not staying calm. ‘Be the calm you want to see’ I learnt to transform my parenting with this one change – Being calm, [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:05+00:00July 18th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments