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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

Toddler tantrums

There is no easy way to manage toddlers. They simply require lots of time and attention. Here is all the information you need to know to help manage your toddlers temper tantrums. Why do toddlers have temper tantrums? Toddlers have not a fully developed frontal lobe which means they often can feel ‘flooded’ by big [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:05+00:00May 15th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Internet safety for children & teenagers

Prime time did an disturbing show on keeping our teens safe online  Now, is a good time to look at ways to keep our children/teens safe online Internet Safety for kids We need to talk with our children/teenagers about being safe online. Children/teens need boundaries to feel secure. The minimum age for Facebook and U [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:05+00:00May 15th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Single parenting at christmas time

Single or Divorced this Christmas? Where will the children spend Christmas Day? When do they get to see the other parent? Christmas for separated or divorced parents can be challenging. However, there are things you can do that will make a difference. With a little planning and thinking of the things that will help you to [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:05+00:00May 15th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Understanding Your Child’s Feelings

Children’s  feelings & the link to behaviour Connecting to your child’s feelings Some of us are better at this than others. If you had a parent, who tuned into how you felt and showed compassion and empathy when you were sad or upset, you are lucky. Many of us come from homes where there was [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:06+00:00May 15th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

4 Self Care Tips for Parents

Parents need to practice Self Care to reduce parental stress  Stress comes from a lack of self care Take care of yourself physically as otherwise you may get stressed and overloaded. Ask yourself ‘Am I minding myself?’ and if you are not; make some small changes.  Physical Self Care Do you push yourself hard? Slow [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:06+00:00May 15th, 2015|Articles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Positive Discipline

Kind, Firm but not Cross Parenting works 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. [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:06+00:00May 15th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Helping children cope with separation or divorce

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 |2018-12-06T17:36:06+00:00May 15th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Separation anxiety in children

What is Separation Anxiety? Separation anxiety in children is simply that leaving a parent can be worrying for a child. With you, they feel secure and without you they are not sure they will be able to cope. Our job as parents is to ensure our children are resilient and therefore we need to show [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:06+00:00May 14th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments