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Eating together – how important is it really?

Eating together – how important is it really?

11th Feb 2024

My partner finishes work later than me of an evening, so on weekdays I give our seven and four-year-old daughters their dinner at 5.30pm and then we have a different...

Eating11th Feb 2024

Eating together – how important is it really?

My partner finishes work later than me of an evening, so on weekdays I give our seven and four-year-old daughters their dinner at 5.30pm and then we have a different...

Selective ignoring - a great way to reduce minor disruptive or attention-seeking behaviour

Selective ignoring - a great way to reduce mino...

15th Jan 2024

When might it be appropriate to ignore your child? As a parent, we are encouraged, on the whole, to be present and attentive to our children. However, there are a...

BoundariesChallenging behaviourParenting Tips15th Jan 2024

Selective ignoring - a great way to reduce mino...

When might it be appropriate to ignore your child? As a parent, we are encouraged, on the whole, to be present and attentive to our children. However, there are a...

Tantrums – Sometimes it’s just the way the cookie crumbles

Tantrums – Sometimes it’s just the way the cook...

27th Dec 2023

The biscuit breaks and your three-year-old screws up his eyes, opens his mouth and wails loudly. I remember situations like this with my son – I would find myself trying...

Challenging behaviourParenting Tips27th Dec 2023

Tantrums – Sometimes it’s just the way the cook...

The biscuit breaks and your three-year-old screws up his eyes, opens his mouth and wails loudly. I remember situations like this with my son – I would find myself trying...

What's Your Parenting Style?... Strict? Permissive? Hands Off??

What's Your Parenting Style?... Strict? Permiss...

13th Dec 2023

Do you run your family like an army general? Or are you so relaxed that teatime is more like a chimps’ tea party?  Have you ever wondered whether you’re much...

Parenting Tips13th Dec 2023

What's Your Parenting Style?... Strict? Permiss...

Do you run your family like an army general? Or are you so relaxed that teatime is more like a chimps’ tea party?  Have you ever wondered whether you’re much...

School anxiety - how to help...

School anxiety - how to help...

29th Nov 2023

Nine-year-old Emma is refusing to go to school for the third time this week. Her mother has an important meeting at work and no childcare… she is torn between insisting...

AnxietyParenting Tips29th Nov 2023

School anxiety - how to help...

Nine-year-old Emma is refusing to go to school for the third time this week. Her mother has an important meeting at work and no childcare… she is torn between insisting...

Helping children deal with strong emotions

Helping children deal with strong emotions

09th Nov 2023

Young children are prone to emotional meltdowns, which can leave you feeling exhausted and like you are failing as a parent. They can experience such overwhelmingly strong feelings that they have no idea...

Challenging behaviour09th Nov 2023

Helping children deal with strong emotions

Young children are prone to emotional meltdowns, which can leave you feeling exhausted and like you are failing as a parent. They can experience such overwhelmingly strong feelings that they have no idea...

The Power of Praise: Catch your child being good!

The Power of Praise: Catch your child being good!

02th Nov 2023

Are your children driving you mad with their whining? Or so unhelpful you feel as if you’re constantly nagging? Although we know we should praise our children, sometimes it can be...

Parenting Tips02th Nov 2023

The Power of Praise: Catch your child being good!

Are your children driving you mad with their whining? Or so unhelpful you feel as if you’re constantly nagging? Although we know we should praise our children, sometimes it can be...

Are you seeking perfection, or is “good-enough” enough? (Embrace the chaos and live for the moment, at least sometimes…)

Are you seeking perfection, or is “good-enough”...

04th Sep 2023

There is a popular YouTube clip in which a comedian calls out the instructions to her kids for the day in 2 minutes, sounding increasingly exasperated and desperate – all...

Parenting Tips04th Sep 2023

Are you seeking perfection, or is “good-enough”...

There is a popular YouTube clip in which a comedian calls out the instructions to her kids for the day in 2 minutes, sounding increasingly exasperated and desperate – all...

How to reduce conflict at home

How to reduce conflict at home

22th May 2023

Most of us hate having arguments, whether it is with our partners or with our kids.  But minor irritations can sometimes build up, leading to blazing rows that leave everyone...

Relationships22th May 2023

How to reduce conflict at home

Most of us hate having arguments, whether it is with our partners or with our kids.  But minor irritations can sometimes build up, leading to blazing rows that leave everyone...

When I say no, I mean NO… or do I?

When I say no, I mean NO… or do I?

07th Mar 2023

When you say no, do you?… Say no, then give in after a long battle? Shout "no you can’t" from another room and hope for the best? Say no, oh...

BoundariesChallenging behaviour07th Mar 2023

When I say no, I mean NO… or do I?

When you say no, do you?… Say no, then give in after a long battle? Shout "no you can’t" from another room and hope for the best? Say no, oh...

Making reading fun and a joy for life

Making reading fun and a joy for life

03th Mar 2023

Does reading often turn into a chore – one that you rush through to just GET IT done? Or perhaps it ends in arguments or you simply giving up! But...

Learning03th Mar 2023

Making reading fun and a joy for life

Does reading often turn into a chore – one that you rush through to just GET IT done? Or perhaps it ends in arguments or you simply giving up! But...

Children and screens: Reaping the benefits, reducing the harms

Children and screens: Reaping the benefits, red...

07th Feb 2023

Dad: “Jack it’s time to stop playing your videogame! Go upstairs and have your bath before bed.” Jack: “Not just yet, I’ve just reached Level 14!” Dad: “You’ve been playing...

Boundaries07th Feb 2023

Children and screens: Reaping the benefits, red...

Dad: “Jack it’s time to stop playing your videogame! Go upstairs and have your bath before bed.” Jack: “Not just yet, I’ve just reached Level 14!” Dad: “You’ve been playing...

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What's your parenting style?

Is it well-balanced, strict, permissive or hands-off? The key lies in gaining a deeper understanding of yourself as a parent. Our free quiz will help you identify your personal style!

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