Looking After Yourself as a Parent

Looking After Yourself as a Parent

You as parents are the most important resource for the family, and, as the core of the family, your physical, intellectual, social and emotional well being forms the bedrock for everything else. Think of yourself as a chequing account and make emotional deposits in...

Effective Rules for Children

All rules should be agreed between parents and consistency is important so you may need to compromise. Ask the children ” what rule do we need here” and frame them positively. eg “Scooters are ridden outside” which is more effective than...
What can I do  when the children are squabbling?

What can I do when the children are squabbling?

Why do siblings fight? from 30 Days to Learn How to Bring Out The Best In Children Written by by Elaine Halligan and Melissa Hood from The Parent Practice What can I do when the children are squabbling? Advice always used to be that parents should stay out of sibling...

Understanding your Child’s Temperament

Temperament consists of a range of traits that define how children interact with the world. Understanding and accepting your child’s temperament allows you to respond effectively to his needs. We can’t change their temperament but we can help them develop...
How to encourage motivation with the PASTA JAR?

How to encourage motivation with the PASTA JAR?

Day 4 of 30 Days to Learn How to Bring Out The Best In Children Written by by Elaine Halligan and Melissa Hood from The Parent Practice I can’t tell you the number of parents we speak to who say they started a Star chart and it worked in the beginning but then tailed...
Positive Discipline for Children

Positive Discipline for Children

Positive Discipline delivered calmly, is designed to help children learn how to behave without losing self -esteem. Our goal is self-discipline. PUNISHMENT MAKES THE CHILD FEEL BAD and is delivered in anger and with criticism. No learning takes place when the child is...

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