Blog

Welcome to my blog with over a hundred articles. These are drawn from my 30 years’ experience raising babies, toddlers, children and teenagers, and 9 years’ working as a parenting coach. For specialist parenting advice and guidance on tackling children’s difficult behaviour or how to be a better parent.

Why are you an angry parent?

Are you an angry parent? Do you shout, threaten or punish your child? What are the six reasons you lose your temper? And how can you stop it?

6 Secrets to Stop Sibling Rivalry Ruining Your Life!

Sibling rivalry can bring out the worst in children, and ruin life at home. Here are six secrets to stop sibling rivalry.

Your Child’s Anger Language (And How to Change it)

Your child’s ‘anger language’ can be hurtful and unkind. So what does your child say? What do they mean? And how can you teach your child to be respectful?

Anger is like a balloon

With children, anger builds– like blowing up a balloon. Then something small can happen and the balloon bursts. But what makes it worse? What helps to reduce anger? And what are 3 tips you can use to as a parent to reduce angry outbursts?

7 ways to teach your angry child to calm down

Self-soothing is a vital skill for your child to use. Particularly if your child has an angry outburst. Here are 7 effective ways you can teach your child, to help them calm down. From deep breaths to creating a calm box.

10 Warning Signs Your Child Has Anger Issues

What are the 10 warning signs your child has anger issues? Children have to deal with a lot when they’re growing up. Every child gets angry from time to time. That’s normal. But how do you know if your child needs help?

Return to School After Coronavirus

Why is it important for children’s mental health to allow them to restart school this September? And how can you make the transition back to school as smooth as possible?

10 Steps to Care for Yourself – While You Care for Your Kids

During the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s vital that you look after yourself, to make sure that everyone at home is happy.
So, how do you do that during enforced isolation? These 10 steps will help you achieve peace of mind and stop feeling guilty when you give yourself a bit of self-care!

My son won’t do his schoolwork at home

“My son is 8. As soon as ‘home schooling’ was mentioned I knew this would be trouble for me.
Just like homework, he does not want to do it and if I offer rewards nothing makes a difference, any further conversation about it results in upset and tears.”

So, what’s the answer?

4 Ways to Help Your Child with Anxiety

How to help your child deal with anxieties and fears during the Coronavirus pandemic. So they learn vital skills that will help them stay calm.

Coronavirus – The Gift of Social Isolation

Could social isolation be a gift for you and your family? Could being stuck at home actually be a blessing to build family bonds, have fun, talk, and have more quality time together?

Coronavirus – Dealing with Conflict at home

Coronavirus-forced isolation can lead to a lot of conflict at home. Learn how to deal with parent/child conflict, help siblings sort out their own arguments, and sort out arguments with your teenager (or partner!) without conflict