Video Guides

Three top tips in three minutes. Explore these short video guides, packed full of useful tips and practical parenting advice to tackle many of the challenges parents face raising toddlers, children or teenagers.

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 1. 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 […]

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.

Teach your child to be more compassionate

Is your child selfish or entitled? These three steps will help your child to become kinder and more compassionate, and enjoy helping others, because it feels good.

How can you deal with your teenager’s mobile phone obsession? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #26)

Is your teen obsessed with their phone? How can you help your teenager understand the impact it’s having, agree some sensible rules around their mobile use, and create a better balance in their lives?

How can you stop your toddler winding up a new puppy? (Raising Toddlers #22)

If you have a toddler and you’re getting a puppy use these three strategies to help your toddler learn the rules and make sure that both your toddler and puppy stay happy and safe.

Does your teenager feel entitled? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #22)

Fed up with your teenager’s entitled, selfish attitude? Learn what you can do to help them become more caring, build a stronger relationship and deal with self-centred behaviour.

How can you plan quality time with your children every day? (Video Tips for Raising Children #21)

These three steps are a game-changer to help you find quality time with each of your children, and how to enjoy that time, so you can re-connect, and both have fun.

How can you help your toddler adjust to a new baby? (Raising Toddlers #21)

The arrival of a new baby can upset your toddler. Use these three top tips to help prepare your toddler for the new baby and help them deal with not having your full attention.

How can you stop a teenager who’s been stealing? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #21)

Here are three top tips on how to confront your teenager about stealing, get them to repay or return items, and how to move on afterwards.

How do you reduce your child’s computer or TV time? (Video Tips for Raising Children #20)

Here are three ways to help your child understand why screen time should be limited, agree rules that are right for your family, and most importantly, how to get your child to follow screen time rules.

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 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.