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Proactive Parenting

I just encountered a woman at the supermarket, trying to do a large weekly shop with two toddlers, who seems to be managing well and it reminded me of the importance of being PROACTIVE in our parenting. Steve Covey outlines this concept in his 7 Habit’s book outlines the Habit 1: Be Proactive Be Proactive, [...]

Good Parenting is about how I relate to self & others

Observe my responses and if they are defensive - it's an offortunity to explore and an invitation to change Positive Parenting Relationship with self is key to effective parenting. If how I relate to myself is poor, then it is likely that my parenting is going to reflect that. If I am self critical, then [...]

Celebrity Culture and your Teenager

A look at any newsagent will confirm the popularity of celebrities for our young people.  The  ‘celebrity culture’ means our teenagers are targeted by TV shows, soap’s, magazines and movies. Parents are Role Models too Yet, parents  are the primary role models and have the greatest influence on our children, so it is vital that [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Feelings – the key to understanding behaviour

If a child feels right; they will behave right, so getting in touch with how your child feels and giving them a sense of being understood and listened to will result in much less conflict. Poor feelings come from not feeling loved/understood The more attention you give; the less they demand; and yet a child [...]

Roundup of Parenting articles in the Media

Here is the latest articles on Parenting related issues in the Media over the past week: If you have children that are on their summer holidays, this article is a Must read for any parent from David Coleman:http://t.co/q85E152 Have a safe trip as a Family this Summer:Practical Parenting Tips from Irish Times today:http://t.co/MjukYzx

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 [...]