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How can you deal with your teenager’s mobile phone obsession? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #26)

If your teenager is always on their mobile, firstly, at a good time, talk about the effect their mobile phone use is having on them, on you, and on the family. Don’t be critical or judgemental or just talk about the negatives, recognise that keeping in touch and the things they [...]

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How can you stop your toddler winding up a new puppy? (Raising Toddlers #22)

If you want to stop your toddler winding up a new puppy, firstly set up some rules about the puppy... Be gentle and kind when stroking the puppy. Keep hands away from the puppies’ eyes, ears and tail. When approaching the puppy stay calm and quiet and let it smell your [...]

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Does your teenager feel entitled? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #22)

If your teenager feels entitled, firstly expect your teenager to do more to help, get a job and maybe volunteer. It’s your job, as a parent to help your teenager become a responsible adult who can care for themselves. If you don’t, when they leave home, they won’t be in the [...]

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How can you plan quality time with your children every day? (Video Tips for Raising Children #21)

To give your children quality time every day, firstly understand it’s important for your relationship, your child’s behaviour, for fun and for social skills. Quality time is where you give each child at least 15 minutes special time every day - to play or chat or do something you can enjoy [...]

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How can you help your toddler adjust to a new baby? (Raising Toddlers #21)

To help your toddler adjust to a new baby, firstly, prepare them for what life will be like. Explain that the new baby will mostly sleep and feed. And because it can’t talk, it will cry to let you know what it needs. And will cry at night too because its [...]

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How can you stop a teenager who’s been stealing? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #21)

To stop a teenager who’s been stealing, firstly confront them with the evidence, without giving them the chance to lie. First you’ll need to catch them stealing. Your teenager has probably been taking things for a while, and almost certainly thinks you’re easy to fool. So don’t ask them for an [...]

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How do you reduce your child’s computer or TV time? (Video Tips for Raising Children #20)

To reduce your child’s computer or TV time, firstly help your child understand why it’s important to limit screen time. Screens are addictive. Like a plug in drug. It’s really hard for children – and even adults - to turn off the TV, computer or mobile phone and do something else. [...]

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How can you help a toddler deal with the death of a pet? (Raising Toddlers #20)

If your pet dies, Firstly, explain the death in words your toddler understands. Try not to use words like passed away, lost or sleeping. You can say: ‘Now Misty has died, her body has stopped working. She can’t eat or sleep or run anymore, and she can’t feel any pain.’ Answer [...]

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How should you deal with a teenager who is moody and surly? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #20)

To deal with a teenager who’s moody and surly, firstly, try to get them to talk about the problem while you just listen. When things are calm… Go to their room. Ask if it’s a good time to talk. Sit on their bed or floor. And rather than asking what’s wrong [...]

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How can you teach your child about child abuse? (Video Tips for Raising Children #19)

To teach your child about child abuse, firstly, talk to them about their privates. Teach your child the proper names for parts of their body. For boys penis and testicles. For girls, vagina and vulva. So if they have to talk about it, they won’t be misunderstood. Let them know that [...]

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