Promoting Positive Behaviour by Interaction With Other Children

When you have a child who is displaying tricky behaviour that causes you stress and anxiety, it is perfectly understandable to want to keep your child away from others for fear of a public tantrum! Every parent dreads the idea of their child doing this, particularly in public, and often …

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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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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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Household Routines

Children benefit in a number of ways from having well established routines. Families are often very busy these days with children and parents going about in several directions to meet their various responsibilities. However, by having a set routine for many of the basics can help kids establish a sense …

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Gaining Respect From Your Child

All parents want to be respected by their children, but true respect is something that is earned over time. Most children love their parents and will continue to do so throughout their lives, even if they don’t particularly respect them. To have both love and respect is the perfect package, …

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Encouraging Academic Responsibility

All parents want their children to be voracious learners and do well in school but it seems that academic success comes easier for some children than it does for others. While individual children are certain to have varied strengths and weaknesses, there are many things that parents can do to …

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Distracting Children When Misbehaving

Kids sometimes misbehave, it’s just a fact of life. Parents have a number of options available to them to guide and control their children’s behaviour, with many choosing to distract or redirect their children’s attention when they are misbehaving. Avoiding Tears and Emotional Outbursts Experienced parents and childminders know that …

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Using ‘Time Out’ as a Punishment

Today’s parents are almost universally familiar with the concept of a “time out” as a disciplinary technique, with most finding it to be quite effective in teaching kids to learn behavioural control. Children as young as 18 months can benefit from taking a few moments of quiet reflection giving them …

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Using Warnings to Control Behaviour

We’ve all seen them – the parents who are out with their children and the kids are simply refusing to cooperate. And what are Mum and Dad doing? They are issuing warning after warning but still the children run rampant. Clearly, that pair of parents hasn’t yet figured out what …

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Promoting Good Behaviour

All parents hope to have cooperative, well behaved children, but promoting good behaviour in children takes time and effort. Kids misbehave at times – even really good kids, but teaching children to be cooperative and obedient is well worth the trouble. Little Ones Sometimes, parents refrain from disciplining young children, …

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