Why is my child so defiant?

Why is my child so defiant?

Search for: Why do kids always want to do the opposite of what we are asking, or just point blank refuse to do it? Let’s try to be curious instead of furious and look at some of the ‘WHYs’… Why do kids take an oppositional stance? ● Kids are like small...

3 steps to easy and effective consequences

Search for: Be the good cop One of the areas that parents often struggle with is how to set consequences that get the results they want. Fist you need to change your mindset: ● Think ‘teach not punish’: they might look like they don’t care, but they do. But that isn’t...

Dealing with a child’s negativity…

Search for: A dad recently asked me, ‘how do I stop my child being so negative all the time?’ It can be really hard when we are constantly met with a sour face, a grunt, negative comments or an unenthusiastic reply to everything we suggest. These behaviours in our...

Today I had to be THE parent!

Today I had to go to that place that I don’t like to be as a parent. Yes, I had to put my firm face on - I had to stay firm, I had to be firm. Today I was not his friend, I was his MOTHER. And yes, today my son hated me and yes it made me sad, or mad - I’m still not...