Coping With Behaviour Changes After a Long School Break

A long break from school is what all children look forward to, in fact most of them start counting the days from the beginning of term! Whether it’s the Christmas holidays or the long summer stretching out ahead of us, we all know that this is a time when routines …

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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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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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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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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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How Your Relationship Affects Your Child’s Behaviour

You may have always been a single parent, and knew that even before your baby was born that you would be bringing them up alone, or you may be newly single and struggling to cope with the demands that parenting places on you. Get talking Parents tend to think that …

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Becoming Single and Promoting Positive Behaviour

There comes in a point in every single parent’s life when they are well on the way to creating a new life for them and their children. Initial pressures All the initial emotional pressures should be starting to ease off and you should be settling in to your new role. …

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Top Tips for Working as a Team to Encourage Good Behaviour

There is no right way or wrong way to raise your children. Everyone has a different style and idea of what works with their own children and that is why sometimes parents become overwhelmed by good meaning friends and family who are often so quick to offer advice and help-no …

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How Much Time Do You Spend Together as a Family?

We all start out with great intentions each week that we will spend more time together as a family, and less time worrying out money, our jobs and how clean our house is, but how many of us can really put our hands on our hearts and honestly say that …

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Reward Charts for Good Behaviour

Kids misbehave for a variety of reasons, but there is no reason that learning appropriate behaviour can’t be fun for kids. Children often enjoy a challenge when learning good behaviour and keeping track of their successes on reward charts is a good way to let them see tangible proof of …

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