Telling fibs

positive parenting

Positive parenting

All of us want to be good parents. Ideally we want our children to grow up feeling safe, loved and respected. And of course because we are human, there are times when positive parenting feels a real stretch for us and we can end up reacting to children in ways that we feel regret about

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Managing challenging behaviour in the holidays

Managing challenging behaviour in the holidays

If you’re dreading the holidays because of your child’s bad behaviour, you wouldn’t be alone. It can be difficult managing challenging behaviour in the holidays, up to six weeks can seem like a lifetime! The good news is there are ways you can manage your child’s mood swings, it’s just a matter of planning ahead.

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is my chid normal

Is my child normal

For parents, it can be very odd watching children grow into themselves as they struggle through the trials and challenges of early life. Human behaviour is a tricky topic and so it’s actually quite normal to start questioning your child’s behaviour: is my child normal? Are other children behaving like this? When does weird become worrying?

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Letting your child have secrets

Letting your child have secrets

The delicate balance of letting your child have secrets whilst still supporting them is something most parents will have to deal with at some point. The process of letting your child go whilst ensuring that you are giving them what they need, is an ongoing aspect of healthy parenting throughout your relationships. In the early

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How to deal with common behavioural problems

How do you deal with common behavioural problems

All children have their moments when it seems they’re just out to do the opposite of what you want them to. But what if challenging behaviour becomes the norm – how do you deal with common behavioural problems? From thumb sucking to aggression, behavioural problems in children can usually be put down to one of

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childrens friendships

Childrens friendships

Sometimes it can be difficult to keep up with your childrens friendships. You ask after a best friend only to be informed that they’re not friends anymore or you start hearing an unfamiliar name being talked about non-stop and presume they’ve made a new friend. But how do children make friends and what are the

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