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Parenting Tip of the Day

Never ever compare a Child An act of comparison is an act of rejection, therefore try not to ever compare your child to another. Each child is an unique individual with their own personality and their own character, we need to see how unique each of our children are and celebrate them. Make a Request, [...]

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Teens & Alcohol

As the parent of teenage girls I am aware of the dangers of teenage drinking. Relationship is No 1 between parent and teen However, as I journey through the minefield that is parenting teens, I am more and more convinced that the strength of my relationship with them is ultimately the only real control I [...]

Helping children through breakdown – Tom Cruise, Katie and Suri

Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise are in the headlines this week as Katie has filed for divorce from Tom Cruise. Breakup need not mean family breakdown It appears Katie Holmes was becoming increasingly concerned about the effect the Scientology organisation might have on her child. We need remember that marital breakup need not necessarily lead [...]

Proactive Parenting

I just encountered a woman at the supermarket, trying to do a large weekly shop with two toddlers, who seems to be managing well and it reminded me of the importance of being PROACTIVE in our parenting. Steve Covey outlines this concept in his 7 Habit’s book outlines the Habit 1: Be Proactive Be Proactive, [...]

Children behaving badly

There are so many situations where we can end up in conflict with our children on a daily basis. What else could we do that may help the situation. If what you are doing is not working, you may need to do something different How to manage conflict with your children Be the change you [...]

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 [...]

How to manage exam stress for parents

Focus on the relationship, not the study and as you deepen your relationship with your teenager, it becomes safe for them to share their worries and concerns. Why your child may be having difficulties studying If there is an unwillingness to study, remember relationship is still the most important thing as what may lie behind [...]

Managing your child’s difficult behaviour and teaching discipline

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. Sadly, a child’s misbehaviour may be that [...]

Potty Training

When is the best time to potty train your child? The best sign is one from your child that indicates that they want to begin the process of potty training. The easiest way to notice is when they say ‘I want to do it myself’ and meet it with encouragement and support. This usually is [...]