Parenting

My teenager is rude and disrespectful. What can I do?

Here are 11 steps to take if your teenager is defiant, rude, argumentative, pushing boundaries, and getting into trouble at school.

Tips for working parents

Are you feeling frustrated and guilty as a working parent? Here are practical tips to help you create a healthy work life balance and enjoy your child.

How to Keep the Children Entertained

Is your child bored? Do you need to entertain them? Here is a whole list of ideas for indoor and outdoor fun to keep your little one happy and occupied.

How to help your child prepare for University

If your child is going to University, here are lots of practical ideas and suggestions to set your teenager up for a successful start to Uni life.

41 things you can do if your teenager steals from you

Is your teenager stealing? Here are 41 practical ideas and strategies to tackle the stealing and help your teen learn to be honest and trustworthy.

27 Tips on How to Reduce your Children’s Screen Time

Fed up with your child on the computer or mobile? Find out the disadvantages of screen time and learn 27 practical tips and tricks to reduce your child’s screen time.

Is your child’s teacher your ally or enemy?

How can you foster a good relationship with your child’s teacher? And what are the benefits if you do?

26 ways to communicate better with your child

26 simple-yet-effective ways to talk and listen to your child. To create a close bond and help them feel heard, understood and valued.

Parenting Courses… What do you do on them?

Thinking of going on a parenting course? Here are the types of topics covered and the reason why ‘good parents’ benefit.

How to stop feeling overwhelmed as a parent

Feeling fed up as a parent? Use these 11 practical steps to help you feel more positive change your perspective on the challenges.

10 Secrets of Helping your Child Make and Keep Friends

Does your child struggle with friendships? Read these top tips and essential strategies to help your child attract and keep good friends.

14 tips for Helping Children with Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence will determine your child’s life happiness. But what can you DO AND SAY to help your child handle their own feelings and the feelings of others?

How to teach your child problem solving

Instead of telling your child what to do when they have a problem, teach them the life-skill of finding solutions to their own issues using this process.

When to ignore bad behaviour (and when not to)

Your child will sometimes push you to your limits. Find out when it’s best to ignore poor behaviour, and the ‘trick’ to reinforce good behaviour.

Setting rules and boundaries

What sorts of rules should you have in your family? How should they be worded? And most importantly, how do you get your child to consistently stick to them?

The best rewards to encourage good behaviour

Here’s a great list of fun, meaningful activities to motivate your child to get over the hump of adopting a new rule or routine, that are more effective than a ‘sticker.’

How can we play with our children?

Do you find it difficult to play with your child. Find out how to play, how to deal with competitive games and how to tap into your inner child and have fun.

Reboot: Over 50 ways to recharge your batteries

Why is it vital, as a parent, to take care of yourself? Here is a list of great ways to recharge your batteries and keep your energy and mood high.

20 ways to help teenagers handle their anger.

Teenage anger can be frightening. Here are 20 tried-and-tested ways to help your teenager learn to manage their angry outbursts.

25 ways to calm a crying baby

Hearing a baby cry can be so distressing. Here are 25 tips and techniques you can use to help settle and soothe your baby when they’re crying

Travelling with children. Ways to stay sane

Here is a great list of things you can do when travelling with children that can make long journeys more manageable… and even fun!

12 Ways to Help Children Manage their Anger

Here’s 12 simple steps to teach your child how to manage their anger and learn more acceptable ways of dealing with angry feelings.

Beating Anger. Tips for Parents

Do you find yourself shouting at your child? Or even smacking them? Find out how to stay calm and re-frame your thoughts when your child pushes your buttons.

How can you teach children to learn from mistakes?

Discover common mistakes parents make when children behave badly, and how to help your child actually LEARN from mistakes, so they don’t repeat them again and again.