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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.

Is acting like a servant damaging your child?

How can acting like a servant or slave damage your child? Are you doing too much for your child? And how can you get them to help at home?

What can you do if your child is always negative and complaining? (Video Tips for Raising Children #26)

If you have a negative, complaining child, firstly, empathise with your child’s negative thoughts.Don’t criticise them for being negative because it will make them feel even more helpless and hopeless.Instead listen to them, and empathise with what they’re thinking – you could say:‘It sounds like you’re really worried about the coach trip not knowing who […]

How do you stop a toddler running off? (Raising Toddlers #26)

To stop a toddler running off firstly, explain about staying safe then ask your toddler lots of questions about what they need to do when you’re out.If your toddler can’t speak very well you give them the answers too. ‘So Max, when we go to the shops, where do you need to stay? (Yes, you […]

How can you help your child stop biting their nails? (Video Tips for Raising Children #25)

To help your child to stop biting their nails, firstly help your child make the decision they want to stop. Sit down with your child and get them to write down all the reasons they want to stop: Because their nails look horrible. Because of the germs- did you know that there are more germs […]

How can you teach your toddler not to interrupt when you’re talking? (Raising Toddlers #25)

To teach your toddler not to interrupt, firstly teach your toddler to put their hand on your arm when they want to interrupt.Explain to your toddler that it’s ok to want your attention, but it’s polite to let you finish what you were saying, and then you’ll be happy to listen to them. So you’re […]

How can you teach your teenager to say ‘no’ to peer pressure? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #25)

Help your teenager understand about peer pressure, learn 10 ways to say ‘no’ to peers, and help your teenager practice, so they’re ready to stand up to friends.

How can you make sure your child feels loved? (Video Tips for Raising Children #24)

Does your child feel loved? Here are three great ways to help your child know they’re loved and feel happy and secure in your love.

What can you do if your toddler hates hair-washing? (Raising Toddlers #24)

Does your toddler scream and cry over hair-washing? Help your toddler learn to cope with having their hair washed using these three effective strategies.

How can you do a digital detox with your teenager? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #24)

How can you get your teenager to agree to a digital detox? What do you need to prepare before the technology gets turned off? And how could you detox regularly?

How can you deal with an anxious child? (Video Tips for Raising Children #23)

if your child is anxious or worried, here are three great strategies to help your child feel heard and understood, deal with the fears and anxieties, and find good ways to help them cope.

How can you help your toddler to stop sucking their thumb? (Raising Toddlers #23)

Breaking the habit of thumb-sucking can be really hard. Follow these three guidelines to help your toddler learn to keep their thumb out of their mouth.

What can you do if you think your teenager is in an abusive relationship? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #23)

Is your teen’s girlfriend or boyfriend abusive? Three top tips to talk to your teenager about relationship abuse, help them open up to you and tactfully discuss behaviour that could be abusive.