Helping you Deal with Child Behaviour

With so much conflicting advice on how to raise children, it's no wonder that parents and carers find it difficult to know whether we are doing the right thing. We hope that this website will offer advice, help and support to any parents or carers who need guidance when dealing with a child's behaviour. It is written by parenting experts who acknowledge that every child is different.

When Children Resist Doing Homework

However fondly we might look back on our own schooldays, all of us surely remember the groans of despair when given homework, particularly if issued on a Friday afternoon, to be in for Monday morning. Some of us might even remember the excuses, arguments and tantrums at home which went …

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Living With an Obsessive Compulsive Child: Case Study

Kids Behaviour spoke to a mother whose child suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Wishing to protect her identity, here is what she told us: Living with an obsessive compulsive child is an interesting experience – sometimes funny, sometimes frustrating, sometimes exhausting – but never dull. What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? …

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Coping With Faddy Children

Children can be naturally faddy eaters but how can you cope with it? Faddy Babies Certainly, children seem to be born with a pre-disposition as to whether they are ‘good’ eaters or not. Even casual observation will note some babies guzzling milk down with gusto and seeking regular comfort in …

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Reading With Your Child

Reading with your child should be one of life’s most enjoyable experiences – but for some, things go wrong early on and it is hard to get things back on track. In an ideal world, reading with your child will start as early as possible. Long before the child can …

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Questionnaire: Do You Understand Teenage Friendships?

If you have a teenager you will already have noticed how much time they devote to their friends. Texting, social networking and email all make it easy for them to keep in touch, and you may have also noticed that you are fast becoming an unpaid taxi driver and a …

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Friend Helped Me Cope With My Parents Divorce: A Case Study

Family problems can impact heavily on children, and they often rely on their friends for support when things are difficult at home. For Max, 13, he found support and help from his school friends when his parents announced they were getting divorced. Max said: “I was 13 when I was …

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Child Suffered Because of Friendship Problems: A Case Study

Friendships are a tricky area of parenting because even though we want our children to have a social group, we worry about whether their friends are really right for them. It is inevitable that at some point our children will experience problems with their friends of one sort or another, …

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Helping Your Teenager Cope With Friendship Issues

Every stage of your child’s development will present you with its own challenges, problems and difficulties to overcome, and teenage years are probably among the scariest for most parents! With the pressure of exams looming, growing up and peer pressure, teenagers have a lot going on and their lives have …

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Handling Friendship Problems at Primary School

When our children start school they are still very young and very used to having plenty of attention from their parents and possibly their siblings too. It is also possible that you have been taking them to toddler, pre school, nursery and other groups to help them socialise. A New …

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