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Sibling Rivalry

"You love her more than me! Everything was fine till she came along, now everyone hates me!" Sibling Rivarly: Child feel insecure about being loved 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 [...]

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 [...]

Sibling Rivalry – Tips to Reduce

Ensure each child feels loved and 'seen' and sibling rivalry will reduce. The reality is that the more time you spend with your child, the less they will demand it through negative behaviour towards a sibling or towards you. The negative behaviour is a cry for help. Therefore, your response needs to be kind and compassionate. [...]

How to deal with: Temper Tantrums:

Tantrums can be difficult for any parent, so here are practical tips and skills to deal more effectively with your toddler tantrums Tantrums are either a need to: Express frustration due to limited language skills or A need to get attention (even negative attention) Most of us respond angrily and child feel acknowledged and the [...]

Are your children driving you wild?

Many parents have difficulty in dealing with behaviour that challenges them; so I invite you to deal with it differently this week. Ironically,compassion is the No 1 response to difficult behaviour, when they deserve your love the least, they need it the most.Whether it is tantrums, aggression, uncooperative behaviour; see that the child is trying [...]

Some Discipline Tips

All Discipline begins with the Parent What? Yes, the more undisciplined I am in my self; the more discipline issues I have with my children How am I  undisciplined? By pushing yourself too hard.. Examples: Not taking Time Out, poor Physical  care of self,results in 'losing it' with the children, shout, Rant & Rave; getting up [...]

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 [...]

Interesting Parenting articles in Media over past week

Here's link's to the Parenting articles that have featured in the Media over the past week Summer fun for children with Festivals, Camps, Drama Schools and Sports. Lots of useful information in todays Times:http://t.co/sGq65XM Sobering facts about parents relationship with alcohol and it's effect on their teenagers:http://alturl.com/icnfs How to we get our child to accept [...]

Are you stressed by your children or teens?

Key Tips: You cannot take care of anyone; till you first take care of youself Give yourself more time, getting up earlier/allowing adequate time to you are calmer The more attention you give; the less they demand When a child feels right; they behave right; so get in touch with how they feel and give [...]

For super Parenting Tips – read this

Super article in today's Irish Times Health Supplement with some excellent tips Click here:   1224298494254.html New parenting programme from Austrailia offers parents easy tips and skills to parent more effectivelly.