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30Mar
2013
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Strategies for getting your child to school when regularly complaining of feeling sick in the mornings

PROBLEM: My child often says that he is feeling sick in the morning when it is a school day. What do I do? SUGGESTIONS: Find out how he is faring at school, by asking him in the afternoon or evenings. Is he managing the work ok? Is he content at school? Is he being picked […]

12Jul
2011
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Whinging, Whining and Unco-operative Behaviour

Whinging, whining and uncooperative behaviour can be very draining and infuriating, and is a very common problem for parents. I can definitely relate to the whinging, whining and unco-operative behaviour. I had lots of this with my first two sons, when they were young. After reading many books and articles on parenting, I deliberately changed […]

27May
2011
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How to Avoid Spoiling Our Children

Most people would agree that it is not a good idea to over-indulge our children. This can happen many ways, often unconsciously. This article will describe these areas, and detail suggestions to be less indulging with our young people. I will also talk about the reasons that parents and carers spoil their children, in order […]

15Mar
2011
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Inspiring Co-operation without Nagging, Shouting or Punishing

It can be very frustrating and irritating when our children don’t co-operate with us on a regular basis. It is tempting to raise our voices, to repeat ourselves over and over, or to threaten to punish for non-compliance. But there is a more effective, simple solution, to motivate our children to co-operate. This involves encouragement, […]

03Dec
2010
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At Home Family Fun Without Screens

I believe that families need a complete break from TV, and other screens, on a regular basis. Having Family Fun Nights allows families to get together, bond, communicate, co-operate, share and participate actively in stimulating activities. There are a huge number of excellent activities that families can engage in together, such as board games, card […]

05Aug
2010
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Dining Out Successfully with Children

With some careful preparation and some sensible strategies, it is possible to take our children out for a meal, and for it to be a pleasurable experience. Why Take Children Out for Meals When children are taken out to a restaurant or cafe, they are likely to be introduced to new smells, tastes, textures, sights […]

26Feb
2010
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Successfully Managing Teenagers

Handling our teenagers successfully involves setting a healthy example, patient teaching, effective communication and nurturing. Having an understanding of the changes and the common characteristics and behaviours, can make it less scary and difficult. Letting go, negotiating, encouraging and empowering our young people, is vital for peace and harmony. Changes At around 12 years for […]