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Father's Day 2014: 20 favorite quotes about fathers from Parentingideas

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:55
Father's Day 2014 quotes to help you appreciate the importance of fathers, and being a dad.

The secret to raising confident kids

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 21:20

The parenting pathway for a child's happiness and confidence is easier than we think. Parents since the dawn of time have always have had one goal in mind when raising their children.

Tantalising Thirteen - ten top parenting tips

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:38
Thirteen is the age of rebirth where the teen takes over from the child. The research suggests that most 13 year-olds respond well to an attentive, confident and firm parenting style.

Raising outstanding eight year olds

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 09:30
Eight is often seen as the ideal age by many parents. zEight year olds are capable, chatty and will sometimes challenge your authority. It's an important year as children are open to enormous learning and are strongly influenced by their parents.

Helping kids make sense of the MH 17 air disaster

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:41
The recent shooting down of the Flight MH 17 over Ukraine airspace may have taken place on the other side of the world but its impact is felt by us all including children. 

Raising feisty five year olds

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 09:30
Five is a fascinating age. Everything is new and they have two speeds - stop and full on. It's also a time for parents to move over and allow your child to be guided by other adults.

Raising excellent eleven year olds

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 09:30
Eleven year olds need a mixture of distance and closeness from parents. They will appreciate more space but they will also need plenty of guidance, encouragement and monitoring without being too controlling.

Ten common DISCIPLINE mistakes

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 03:16
Here are 10 common and easily avoided mistakes parents make when disciplining their children. Replace these mistakes with better techniques and you'll be on your way to parenting easy street.

Raising terrific two year olds

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 23:05
Two is an age that has quite a reputation, but it's not always deserved. It's an age of exploration, self-discovery and a huge increase in vocabulary. 

Is this over reaction or misbehaviour?

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 00:30
 Most parents ask me questions revolved around how they should respond when their children over-reacted either to parental advice, or when relating to what may have happened at school. Listening to these parents it’s evident that sometimes children where clearly overstating problems, and sometimes, well……..they were being a little naughty.

Helping kids who catastrophise

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:16
 Do you have a child who automatically assumes the worst case scenario in any risky or new situations? If so, you have a catastrophiser on your hands.

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