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10Mar
2014
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Sobbing in the shower

Guest Blog by Joe Bloggs I had a moment this morning. Well if I am being completely honest, and is there really a better place to do so than anonymously on the internet (unless you count Confession and that only applies if you are of that religious persuasion and feel the need to save your […]

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 […]

15Oct
2012
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Parenting Tip 6 : Wholesome Role Models

Our children need positive, wholesome role models to learn from and emulate most of the time. It is important for us to be fully aware of the negative influences that are present in our children’s lives, and the likely impact on them eg. Dishonesty and abuse on TV, violence and vandalism in computer games, sexually […]

02Aug
2012
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Promoting Honesty in Young Children

Don’t you dare lie to me! You can miss out on TV for a whole month! Tell me the truth! Why did you lie! I’ll never trust you again! Where did you get that! These reactions are not likely to help in getting our children to be honest.  There is quite a lot we can […]

28May
2012
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Parenting Tip 4 – Preventing Inappropriate Behaviour of Children

Noticing good behaviour and commenting on it, is far more effective than trying to correct inappropriate behaviour. If we can be more positive with our children and ourselves, we will move closer to a more satisfying relationship. By encouraging our children, we will see them grow in confidence and self-assurance, and they will be motivated […]

02Feb
2012
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The Chickens should come first, not the Blog

Guest Blog courtesy of Jo Schutt from  jellyfishconnection.com But when I get excited (or angry, frustrated, happy, sad) about something, as well as telling everyone about it, I write about it! So finally, after much reading, day dreaming, longing, and more reading, I’ve chosen my chicken coop! (yes I bet you thought I was going […]

22Aug
2011
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Making School a Successful Experience for Children and Parents

If we want our children to have a successful and fulfilling experience, we need to be aware of what we are doing, to optimise the process. As a Mother of 4 wonderful Sons and a former Primary School teacher, I would like to offer you some useful tips on managing school life, so that the […]

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 […]

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