How to give your child a ‘victim mentality’

Do everything for your child. Don’t expect your child to help with laying the table, preparing a meal, washing the dishes, clearing up after themselves or lifting a finger to help. That way your child will always need someone to ‘do’ things for them, and won’t ever be able to stand on their own two [...]

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The Secret to Defusing a Child’s Anger, Upset or Tantrum.

When our children get annoyed or tearful, as parents we often end up contradicting them. We try to explain why they shouldn’t feel that way. We tell them off for being unreasonable, we try to tell them what they should do to sort it out. Next time there’s an angry outburst or upset, try instead [...]

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5 Steps to Reduce Your Child’s Screen Time.

Managing children’s time watching television, playing games, using Facebook or social media, or texting friends is becoming a big problem. So here are a few tips to help. 1. Understand WHY you’re limiting screen time. Sometimes it’s easier to stick to the rules when you know why it’s important. Playing computer games can have some [...]

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How to Talk to your Child About Terror Attacks

How do you talk to children about  the awful news of the terror attack in Manchester Arena after the Ariana Grande concert? Especially as children were among the casualties. It’s normal for children to feel anxious when they hear about shootings, bombings, and other attacks where there seems to be a senseless loss of life. It’s [...]

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Ten fun ways to help your child manage money –from toddlers to teens

Managing money is an important skill that many parents don’t know how to pass on to children. Many teenagers leave home for university or college unable to budget and make their student loan last for a whole term. With mounting student debts it’s important to help your child learn to manage their money before they [...]

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6 Tips to Help your Negative Child

Do you have a negative child? When something nice is planned for your child, do they often focus on the negative? Do they get upset and complain when anything gets in their way rather than see it as a challenge? Do they give up as soon as things get tricky – and shout and moan [...]

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5 steps to stop shouting at your children

Many parents shout at their children. It seems to be part of normal life at home. And yet, it feels wrong. It’s one of the habits that, as parents, we most want to change. Also it doesn’t seem to have any long term effect – we still end up shouting regularly! And the last thing [...]

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20 Reasons Why Children Need Dads

Children benefit from having two parents in their lives. Whether their dad is still in the family home, or whether their parents have separated, dads have a unique role in parenting their children. I’m going to say from the outset -mums are great! They do a fantastic job raising their children. However there are so [...]

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Homework Heaven

Have you ever wondered how you could get your child to do homework without all the hassle? These simple tips have made a huge difference to many parents who used to battle to get their child to do homework each night 1.       Make homework a regular habit. If you can, have a set time every [...]

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Christmas traditions

Can you remember what you were given for Christmas last year? What about the other presents you received? Hmm…. Hard isn’t it? And if I asked you – what were your favourite memories of Christmas as a child? Was it the stockings? The magic? Leaving something out for Santa and his reindeer? Christmas morning? The [...]

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