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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


11 Ways to Help your Child Cope with Frustration

Children often struggle with frustrations. Both with things they want to do on their own, meeting expectations and with being denied things they want. Life can be full of frustrations, but it helps if children can experience difficulties, and learn how to cope when they want something and can’t have it. Parents can help a [...]


As a Child of Divorced Parents – what I want…

Emotionally To be loved and supported by both parents. To know that even though my parents no longer want to live in the same house, they still love me and that I will get to spend time with each of them. And that my parents are doing everything possible to sort this out (amicably) [...]


41 things you can do if your teenager steals from you

  GET FREE GUIDE Understanding Stealing Why do teenagers steal? Sometimes they just want what someone else has got, and don’t think before they take it. They may have developed some sense of entitlement – often because they have not had the opportunity to contribute in their household or work for money. Many teenagers steal [...]


26 ways to communicate better with your child

When your child is talking, stop, and give them your full attention Get down to your child’s level and make eye contact with them so they know they have your attention Show you are listening to them by nodding, your facial expression and an using an occasional ‘uh-huh’, ‘oh’ or ‘I see’ If you can, [...]


Setting rules and boundaries

The average child receives 17 commands in half an hour. For a child who has behaviour problems this increases to 40 commands in half an hour (Webster Stratton) Yet 72% of families don’t  live by an agreed set of rules. And 95% of families would like to learn how to live by an agreed set [...]