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.

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

Kids Starter Conversation Ideas

If your child is off school for a long time, it’s a good time to build your relationship. Here are some great questions to ask during mealtimes or quiet times to get some meaningful conversations started about Coronavirus, your child, your relationship, the family, values, school, emotions and more.

Parenting and Coronavirus – 7 ways to be a good leader

Parenting is leadership. During this Coronavirus pandemic here are 7 great ways to act more as a leader, set a great example and connect with the people who matter most in your life.

Why Routines are Vital to Help Children Cope Well during Coronavirus School Closures

Learn how to set up good routines, while your child is off school, to help them cope well with the uncertainty of life during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus school closures – 10 Ways to Cope With Your Child at home 24/7

is your child’s school or nursery shut, due to Coronavirus? Here are 10 great ideas to keep your child entertained and spend some quality time with them.

Many parents are at a complete loss at how to handle an angry child

Do you have an angry child? Here are 10 effective ways to help your child to calm down when they’re annoyed, frustrated or have an outburst.

One Big Mistake Parents Make that can Mess Up Children for Life

The big mistake YOU could be making, as a parent, that could damage your child’s mental health, self-esteem, self-reliance and confidence.

7 steps to raise a child who will make a real difference in the world

Here are 7 practical steps you can take to help your child feel happy and able and achieve success in life.

Chat, Play, Read: Top 10 Tips

These top ten tips are being used by the Department of Education to help parents interact more with their pre-school children. Which ones are YOU using?