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Helping children get along

How to deal with conflict better Calm is essential in managing conflict Remain calm and approach calmly, remembering that your tone and your behaviour sets the tone. Therefore, be the change you want to see and if you want your child to calm down, then ask yourself, 'how calm am I?' Be a good role [...]

Self Care as a Parent

Things that help you take care of you: Self Care Prioritize rest when tired Allow adequate time Be more organised Ask for help/Buy in help/Do less & yes, you do deserve to! Know your limits & stay within Reward yourself for something well done Put something in the diary thats for you each week Emotional [...]

Positive Parenting

Our children always 'spill the beans' but often we don't hear it Positive Parenting A parent told me her daughter said 'Mummy, you don't spend time with me' but that she never heard it properly. I asked the Mum 'but do you have time for yourself?' and she said No. When you give time to [...]

Positive Parenting with your Teenager

Parenting Teens is not easy but there are things you can do that make a difference. How to reduce conflict in your home 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. If what you [...]

Parenting after Separation or Divorce

 Do you feel unsupported & with no one to turn to? Are you parenting alone? Parenting is tough, the hardest job we ever do and it is great when we can handover to our partner when stressed or about to lose it. What can you do when you are parenting alone? Supporting yourself helps deal [...]

Parenting and Children

Parenting is the hardest job we ever do and we come into it with no parenting tips or support Parenting Tips for Parents with Children I have learnt from my mistakes and from working with hundreds of parents each year who tell me what works better. Positive Parenting Child's greatest need is to feel loved [...]

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 [...]

TIME OUT not working? Try this

Just imagine you were two or three years of age and you were put out to sit on the Naughty Step by a very agitated parent , how would you feel? When I ask parents this the responses are "Sad, upset, distressed, confused, alone, angry". TIME OUT not working? Is there a better way? I [...]