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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.

Managing disturbing (& worrying) behaviours

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 21:49
 Sometimes children display behaviours that cause concern for parents and it's hard to know how to respond.

Do you make these 5 mistakes praising children?

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 21:25
 For most modern parents, praise is an important component in the toolkit for raising confident, successful kids.

But are you using it well?

Build a deeper relationship

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:06
 Every parent I know wants a great relationship with their child. Rituals and traditions build close families. These rituals build wide relationships – that is, they gather the tribe together creating a wide relationship circle


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