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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.

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!

How can you deal with your child’s angry outburst? (Video Tips for Raising Children #16)

What should you do when your child has an angry outburst or tantrum? Follow these simple tried-and-tested techniques to help your child calm down quickly and learn to deal with angry feelings better in future.

How can you show your teenager how to respond to Cyberbullying? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #16)

Cyberbullying is vicious and nasty. Teach your teenager exactly what to do, if they are bullied online, so they are prepared and learn how best to support your teenager if they are bullied.

How can you stop your child lying? (Video Tips for Raising Children #15)

Does your child lie to you? Here are three great tips and techniques to tackle the lie and help your child tell the truth in future.

How can you discipline your toddler without using the naughty step? (Raising Toddlers #15)

If you’ve realised the naughty step isn’t working for your toddler, here are three ways to discipline your toddler that are more effective, and less punitive.