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 can you help a toddler deal with the death of a pet? (Raising Toddlers #20)

The death of a pet may be your toddler’s first experience of death. Help them deal with the sadness, and come to terms with the loss, using these three strategies.

How should you deal with a teenager who is moody and surly? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #20)

Is your teenager hormonal, irritable or grumpy? Here’s how to start a conversation, listen to their concerns, and explain how it’s affecting you. Plus, how to stay cheerful, in spite of their moods!

How can you teach your child about child abuse? (Video Tips for Raising Children #19)

Follow these three steps to learn how to teach your child about child abuse without scaring them, and make sure your child knows exactly what to do in an unsafe situation.

How can you tackle fussy eating? (Raising Toddlers #19)

Even fussy eaters can learn to eat normal food. Help your picky eater learn to eat fruit, vegetables and family meals using these three simple tips.

How can you confront a teenager if you suspect they’re using drugs? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #19)

Worried your teenager may be using cannabis or drugs? Here’s three simple tips on HOW to confront your teenager with the evidence, and help your teenager recover from using drugs.

How can you have more fun together as a family? (Video Tips for Raising Children #18)

Use these three great ways to increase the amount of fun you have with your family, plus ways to lighten up and enjoy family life more.

How can you get a toddler to sit at the table to eat? (Raising Toddlers #18)

Does your toddler keep getting down from the table? Here are three effective ways to help your toddler sit at the table for the entire mealtime.

How can you prevent your teenager trying drugs? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #18)

What can you say and do to PREVENT your teenager from trying drugs? How can you explain your expectations, and what is the ‘secret’ to make it likely they won’t ever use drugs?

How can you get your child to do homework without a fuss? (Video Tips for Raising Children #17)

Fed up with the fights and arguments over homework? When you consistently use these three tips, your child will learn to do their homework on time, without a fuss. Brilliant!

How can you stop a toddler saying ‘no?’ (Raising Toddlers #17)

Is ‘no’ your toddler’s favourite word? Here’s how to break the habit and get a more toddler who is more willing to cooperate and do as you ask.

How can you get your teenager to help at home? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #17)

Help your teenager understand the benefits of helping at home, teach them to do household tasks well, and enjoy more quality time with your teenager with the time you save when they help out.

How can you get your toddler to sleep in their own bed? (Raising Toddlers #16)

If you’re tired of trying to sleep with a wriggling toddler in your bed, here are three top tips to get them sleeping in their own bed all night. Bliss!