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Chores – 4 ways to get them done

How do we build a habit of helping in the house? Capable children are competent children What kind of parent are you? Overprotective parents tend to say ‘I will do that; you are too small; let me do it’ to the child who ask ‘Can I do it?’. Overprotection disables children over time as children [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:20+00:00May 4th, 2015|Primary school|0 Comments

Dealing with Children’s Challenging Behaviours

Managing children’s challenging behaviours can be very challenging! Understanding Challenging Behaviour I worked with parents yesterday who were struggling to manage their son’s difficult behaviour. Many parents say ‘we have got into a negative spiral’. I asked them to try imagine how their child felt and they said ‘he probably feels constantly criticised and given [...]

By |2015-05-16T16:21:33+00:00April 27th, 2015|Primary school|0 Comments

Understanding Children’s Emotions

What were things like in your family of origin? Many of us came from families where there was a ban on emotional expression. When you were upset, sad or disappointed, you may have found that the response was: ‘You can’t feel like that!’ (Your feeling is dismissed) ‘It’s not that bad!’ (Your feeling is diluted) [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:20+00:00April 13th, 2015|Primary school|0 Comments

Bullying

Some tips on bullying every parent needs to know What is bullying? Bullying is defined as unwanted negative behaviour whether verbal, physical or psychological directed by an individual or a group against another person and which is repeated over time. This behaviour can be name calling, exclusion, isolation or intimidation or cyber bullying.  The effect [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:23+00:00January 19th, 2015|Primary school, Teens|0 Comments