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Bedwettting

Bed wetting once toilet trained is called secondary enuresis. Bed wetting can be difficult for both the parent and the child, but a gentle approach is needed in dealing with this particular behaviour. Why does bed wetting happen? Bed wetting once a child has been toilet trained is nearly always psychological/social. All behavior makes sense. What was [...]

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 [...]

First Day at Primary School

The First day at School is a milestone for any child and parent. Practical Parenting tips  to ensure its success and that your child will settle well. The importance of  the child being well rested, with a set routine in place in the week before school and a calm parent is crucial. Routine is essential [...]

Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting is about treating your child with respect, listening to their point of view and giving them a sense of being understood. It is about noticing what they have done (rather than what they have not done) and remembering to tell them. What is your parenting style? Are you an overprotective parent? (Living the [...]

Developing a stronger sense of self is crucial for a Parent

Let’s look at increasing your Self Esteem. The more you raise your own self esteem, the more you will raise your child’s. Why is Self Esteem important? It affects: Friends you choose (as you choose ones with similar self esteem to you) The kind of person you will settle down with How you get on [...]

Homework/Study Struggles? No more!

If you have Homework struggles with your child, this article has some practical tips and skills to help Love must always be present before learning can happen We cannot attend at a ‘head’/intellectual) level, if things are not right at a heart level (emotionally- a childs first need is to be loved for themselves).To be [...]

Top 10 Tips for Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting A different kind of parenting that teaches responsibility, builds self-esteem and ensures they feel loved. The following ten tips will help you use methods that have been proven to provide children with a sense of well-being and security. 1 - 1 on 1 time Your child's self-esteem is greatly influenced by the quality [...]

Back to school with stress free mornings

Families are back to school after the long break - are there simple things you can do that ensure smoother school mornings? Mornings begin the night before Do up a list of what needs to be done and let each child choose something they can do whether it is to set the table for breakfast or [...]

Weekly Roundup of Parenting Tips from around the Globe

From  now on, I will be doing a weekly round up of some interesting articles and short videos of practical tips and skills to help us all parent at our best. This week I am looking at the importance of Positivity whether it's in our interaction or in disciplining or better ways to interact with [...]

Building Self Esteem in your children

Let’s look at building Self Esteem in your children. The more you raise your self esteem; the more you will raise your child’s. A good sense of ourselves is the key to your child’s future. Why is Self Esteem important? It affects: Friends you choose (as you choose ones with similar self esteem to you) [...]