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My five-year-old daughter has stopped listening to me

My five-year-old daughter has stopped listening...

02th Jun 2024

Since she started reception, I’ve been struggling to get my five year old to do anything I ask her to do. From putting on her clothes, brushing her teeth or...

BoundariesChallenging behaviourDisobedienceParenting Tips02th Jun 2024

My five-year-old daughter has stopped listening...

Since she started reception, I’ve been struggling to get my five year old to do anything I ask her to do. From putting on her clothes, brushing her teeth or...

How harsh words can damage your child, and how to avoid them

How harsh words can damage your child, and how ...

16th Apr 2024

Which of us on occasion hasn’t got angry with our children? It could be because they have done something really annoying, or because we are tired and irritated and lose...

Challenging behaviourParenting Tips16th Apr 2024

How harsh words can damage your child, and how ...

Which of us on occasion hasn’t got angry with our children? It could be because they have done something really annoying, or because we are tired and irritated and lose...

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...

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...

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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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