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.

HOW to Give Your Child Unconditional Love

If you didn’t receive unconditional love as a child, how can you give it to YOUR child? Here are 6 simple steps to show you what to do.

5 Steps to Reduce Your Child’s Screen Time

Understand WHY you’re limiting screen time, decide the rules then discuss and agree them, be utterly consistent, then help your child work out what else they can do.

10 Reasons Children Shouldn’t Play Adult Rated Video Games

Here are 10 great reasons to explain to your child why they can’t play video games that are meant for adults or older children.

How to Talk to your Child About Terror Attacks

Terror attacks and disturbing news can traumatise children. Help reduce your child’s fears and worries using these 11 steps.

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.