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5 tips to a happy family

We all want to be a happier parent and to enjoy happier children. 1. Ease up Easing up on yourself and others makes a huge difference in taking the pressure off. When we slow down and let some of the less important things go, we put the focus on the relationship rather than on behaviours. [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:25+00:00October 20th, 2014|Family wellbeing|0 Comments

Disciplining children

What mistake do parents make around discipline? Handling a child who is challenging, disruptive and acting up I meet parents on a 1:1 and every week, parents come to me about a child they are struggling with. They say he is disruptive, challenging and he acts up. They also usually say ‘he gets so much [...]

By |2015-05-31T22:47:23+00:00June 19th, 2014|BLOG|0 Comments

Positive Parenting with a challenging child

What I have learnt ? That a child literally blossoms when parenting offers positive attention and kindness, firmness without crossness. The more we show that we love & accept them, the more they love & accept themselves What children need: Calm parents who speak gently, warmly & who tune into their feelings To be loved [...]

By |2015-05-16T17:00:44+00:00March 29th, 2014|BLOG|0 Comments

Behavioural Difficulties

Difficult Behaviour from your child or teen? Tips for challenging behaviour: Use humor to defuse Use distraction and diversion also work Give a choice: 'would you like the red or the blue one?' Step back Hit your pause button Take a breath Deal with it when both calmer Meanwhile, Catch Your Child Being Good more [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:30+00:00January 13th, 2014|BLOG, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Book a New Year Parenting Course Day

Did you find your children stressful over the holidays? Book my  One Day Course this Saturday January 4th! Reduce sibling rivalry, difficult behaviour and enjoy happier children and a calmer home Parenting Tip for 2014 Take your focus off the difficult behaviour and put your focus on developing a good relationship, through catching your child/teen [...]

By |2015-05-16T17:35:59+00:00January 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

Toddler Tantrums and Sibling Rivalry

When your toddler is thrashing the younger sibling.. Toddler Taming A two year old does not need punishment, they need more 1:1 time & understanding towards how they feel. Also, using time out or sending them to their room only increases their negativity towards the younger sibling, whom they now resent even more. Tell them [...]

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 [...]