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Help kids tap into their capacity to be nice

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 01:59
 One of the jobs of parents is to help kids tap into their capacity to be kind, to be helpful and to be generous to others.

Five ways to get teens to listen

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 20:31
Getting on the same page with young people is a challenge for many parents. Often they’ll listen to their friends, and even their friends’ parents, before they listen to their own parents.

Talk to the chair

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 20:34
I heard a great story recently that reflected some very smart parenting.

Children’s birthday parties – cause for celebration or alienation?

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 22:48
Helping kids manage the disappointment of missing out on a friend's birthday party invitation can be a pressing concern for parents of primary-aged kids. However, it's a real teachable moment for helping kids deal with rejection and disappointment, and on the flipside, for parents to teach kids how to issue invitations with sensitivity.

Children's birthday parties – cause for celebration or alienation?

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 09:30
Helping kids manage the disappointment of missing out on a friend's birthday party invitation can be a pressing concern for parents of primary-aged kids. However, it's a real teachable moment for helping kids deal with rejection and disappointment, and on the flipside, for parents to teach kids how to issue invitations with sensitivity.

Children's birthday parties – cause for celebration or alienation?

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 09:30
Helping kids manage the disappointment of missing out on a friend's birthday party invitation can be a pressing concern for parents of primary-aged kids. However, it's a real teachable moment for helping kids deal with rejection and disappointment, and on the flipside, for parents to teach kids how to issue invitations with sensitivity.

Children's birthday parties – cause for celebration or alienation?

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 09:30
Helping kids manage the disappointment of missing out on a friend's birthday party invitation can be a pressing concern for parents of primary-aged kids. However, it's a real teachable moment for helping kids deal with rejection and disappointment, and on the flipside, for parents to teach kids how to issue invitations with sensitivity.

Parent-teacher meetings - 10 top tips for parents

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 20:34
Start of year parent-teacher meetings or interviews are a great opportunity not only to meet your child's teacher for the year, but to establish a positive parent-school partnership. Here's 10 tips for parents to maximise this valuable opportunity.

Parent-teacher meetings – 10 top tips for parents

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 20:13
Start of year parent-teacher meetings or interviews are a great opportunity not only to meet your child's teacher for the year, but to establish a positive parent-school partnership. Here's 10 tips for parents to maximise this valuable opportunity.

The Daddy (or Mummy) of all parenting skills

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 22:31
So what is the one essential skill that is paramount for parent effectiveness but so often overlooked? The ability to manage your reactivity. So how do you do this when your kids are pushing all your buttons?

Five ways to know you are over-parenting

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:49
Over-parenting, or helicopter parenting, is a hot topic right now. But how do you know if you are over-parenting? Here's a checklist of 5 ways parents can over-parent, and suggestions for how to step back and give kids the independence and opportunity to develop the life skills they need to be happy, resilient young people.

Teach kids to think before they jump..............to conclusions.

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 20:19
Some kids act impulsively when things don't go their way. Others will escalate their emotional response to the point that this is 'the worst thing ever'. Parents can show kids that there is a better way to respond to negative situations.

Who relies on your child?

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 20:14
I’m often asked by parents how to develop responsibility in kids.  The answer is simple – give responsibility to them! Let them feed the family pet, empty the dishwasher, clean up the living area at the end of the day.

Teach kids to ask for what they want

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 21:03
Helping kids to communicate their wants, needs and aspirations is a basic task for parents. Some kids whinge, nag or go quiet, when a simple articulated request for assistance is all that's needed.

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