No parent wants to imagine their child is a brat. But deep down we all know that sometimes our kids behave like one, not matter how sweet they may be most of the time. Personally, I’m not a fan of the word ‘brat’. It’s literal definition is that of a child who is ‘ill-mannered and
Arguing with your partner- Am I being unreasonable?
It’s a dilemma faced by all parents – what age should your kids be when you let them go out and about on their own? Context Many parents are quite relaxed about allowing their children to go out and play with friends from a relatively young age. Presuming someone responsible is keeping an eye on
Parents worry. It’s part of our job description and there’s no getting around it. The teenage years are some of the most worrisome and while you may trust your teen’s judgement generally, there’s no guaranteeing what kind of situation they may find themselves in if they choose to drink alcohol. While it may be tempting
They say you can pick your friends but you can’t choose your family. The same goes for neighbours. Even if you move into a new home with the most amazing people living next to you, you never know when they’re going to up and leave and you have no control over who’s going to move
Everyone has different ideals about how they’d like their parenting style to pan out and permissive parenting is just one. But is it good for children? What is permissive parenting? If your own parents were particularly strict then you may be drawn to permissive parenting, which allows kids plenty in the way of freedom and
Instilling a sense of right and wrong in our kids is all part of the Big Job that is parenting. Where stealing is concerned this life lesson typically starts from a very young age. We counsel our children on not swiping toys from playmates and stop them as they sneak their fingers into the biscuit