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 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.

How can you stop a teenager spending so long on Facebook? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #15)

Is your teenager addicted to Facebook? Discover how you can help them understand the dangers and get them to agree sensible limits for their Facebook use.

How can you help a child, when a parent or brother or sister dies? (Video Tips for Raising Children #14)

When someone close to your child dies, here’s how to help them through the grief and learn to cope with the huge hole left by the death of a parent or sibling.

How do you get a teenager to clear up after themselves? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #14)

Fed up with your teenager’s mess? Discover the right approach to get your teenager to clear up after themselves, and keep them motivated to tidy their things up.

How can you get your toddler talking clearly? (Video Tips for Raising Toddlers #14)

Does your toddler say things only you can understand? If your toddler gets frustrated trying to communicate with other people, here’s how to get your toddler to say the words clearly.

What should you do if you discover your teenager is self-harming? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #13)

Shocked your teenager is self-harming? Learn how to respond effectively, find the right person your teenager can talk to, and find other ways to deal with emotional pain.

How should you tell your toddler you’re pregnant? (Video Tips for Raising Toddlers #13)

Having a new baby can be exciting, but it is good to prepare your toddler well. Use these three important tips to get it right.

What can you do if your teenager won’t talk to you? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #12)

Is your teen sulky or silent? Here’s how to plan a conversation, empathise with your teenager and change what you notice about your teen, to rebuild a good relationship.

How can you get a toddler to give up their dummy? (Video Tips for Raising Toddlers #12)

It can be really hard for a toddler to stop using a dummy. Use these three tips to help your toddler ditch the dummy for good.

How do you teach your child to play on their own without electronics? (Video Tips for Raising Children #12)

How can your child entertain themselves when not on technology? Teach your child to play on their own, and find things to do, when not in front of a screen.

How can you help if your teenager’s depressed? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #11)

Is your teenager depressed? Find out how to listen and talk to your teen, encourage them to do things that will help, and where to find professional help, if needed.