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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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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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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Eliminating Your Child’s Temptations

Teaching your children good behaviour is all about showing them how to resist temptation, whether it’s to steal another biscuit, draw on the wall or squeeze out all the toothpaste just for fun. For parents it can be a lot easier, and head off a lot of unnecessary trouble and …

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Experiencing Negative Consequences of a Decision

It is usually tempting to step in and save your child from making a mistake, but sometimes children need to learn on their own why taking a particular decision isn’t the best option. Allowing a child to take a bad decision and experience the negative consequences which result can be …

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Explaining Expectations to Children

As tempting as it might be to say “because I said so!” when it comes to your children, it’s really not fair to ask something of a child and not give him or her any indication of why (s)he should follow your instructions. Look for an opportunity to have a …

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Communicating With Teenagers

It might seem like everything you say to your teen goes in one ear and out the other, but there are ways to communicate more easily and efficiently. Stay in touch with your teen through a variety of methods, give your teen the respect of communicating privately on big issues, …

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Hosting Successful Play Dates

In the past children may have run in and out of each other’s houses all day long but in today’s world official arrangements are much more common. These scheduled activities become the responsibility of the hosting parent so when you decide to invite children over make sure you are set …

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