Parenting

Discipline without shouting or smacking

Find out how to set good rules in your home, and six ways to discipline your child, that don’t involve shouting or smacking.

Is your child in control in your household?

Effective ways to get back in control if your child is controlling you with screaming, sulking, running for it, becoming a dead-weight or using pester power!

Children need Grandparents

Why is it important that children have grandparents in their lives? How can you maximise opportunities if they live far away and foster a close bond? For your child’s sake.

Good cop bad cop? Do you parent as a team?

Having a united front is so important for parents. But how do you agree when you both have different parenting styles?

Boiling point. How do you keep your cool when your child drives you nuts?

It can be tough dealing with the daily demands of being a parent. Here are some useful tips and strategies to make parenting more enjoyable.

Stressed? Tired? Fed-up? How much do you enjoy being a parent?

It can be tough dealing with the daily demands of being a parent. Here are some useful tips and strategies to make parenting more enjoyable.

Are you a slave to your child?

Sick of housework? A few simple steps can get your children helping. So, they do more for themselves and you can raise them to become responsible adults who can take care of themselves.

My child is disrespectful. What can I do?

Here are 9 specific ways to tackle the issue, when a six-year-old is rude and says hurtful things. Especially when a friend is over to play.

Is there really an alternative to ‘Compulsive consumerism’?

As children are exposed to more adverts and marketing, how can you stop your child becoming entitled, demanding the latest technology and wanting things that they don’t ‘need?’

Should the parents of the London rioters be helped or hounded?

After the London riots in August 2011, what was it like visiting London in the aftermath? And were the parents to blame if their children joined in with the rioting?

Parents -Look after yourselves

What are the benefits to you and your family, of a bit of ‘me’ time? Here is a great list of things can you do to relax and take care of yourself.

Managing Aggression, Biting and Sibling Fighting

Ready to get hitting, biting or sibling rivalry sorted? Here is a list of tips and techniques to use to deal with your child if they are aggressive at home

Top Ten tips for Enjoying your Teenager

Living with a teenager can be tough. Here are 10 ways to help keep a good relationship with your teenager during the tricky years of adolescence.

Fun in the Family. Planning to spend quality time together.

Keeping children entertained during the holidays can be expensive. Here is a comprehensive list of cheap and free things to do with babies, toddlers, children and teenagers. Well worth checking out.

Are you ready? Top tips to help children feel confident about starting a new school.

Starting a new school can be stressful. Here is a great list of ways to prepare your child, so they can look forward to the move, and the transition goes well.

Top Tips for Taming Tantrums

Ready to tame your toddler’s tantrums. Understand what triggers your toddler to tantrum, how you can stay calm and the do’s and don’ts when it comes to dealing with a tantrum.

How to get your babies, children and teenagers to sleep well. Tips and techniques

Tried and tested tips and techniques that work to get babies, young children and teenagers to sleep.

Tiger Mother, Amy Chua Vs Founder of Mumsnet, Justine Roberts

A fascinating insight into the world of two different parents – Amy Chua, author of ‘Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother’ Vs Justine Roberts, founder of Mumsnet and what they can learn from each other.

Making ‘Morning Mayhem’ a thing of the past.

Do you dread getting your child up, fed, ready and out of the house? Are you ready to learn how to have a relaxed organised morning where everyone is polite and cooperative? Ta da!