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Staying calm under pressure

Staying calm under pressure

Family life gets busy, there is always so much to get done and not enough time. While we can’t make more time we can choose how we spend it. “You can do anything, but not everything” – David Allen  Think of a typical busy day in your family: What time is it?...
Act with confidence and your kids will respect you!

Act with confidence and your kids will respect you!

“I speak two languages: body & English.” – Mae West Your kids will observe your body language to check your emotions and on how serious and confident you are in your role as a parent. And they are really clever; they sense everything that’s going on inside and...
Create a routine…

Create a routine…

A routine is a sequence of actions or tasks that are regularly followed. Benefits of having a clear routine at home: Routines have huge benefits for us and our child but the main thing is that having an agreed pattern and schedule can ease stress and save time in the...
Consequences should teach, not punish

Consequences should teach, not punish

Consequences are something that happens as a result of your child behaving in a particular way. They are not intended to knock a child’s self-esteem nor to punish, but to help them learn from their mistakes and not repeat them. Benefits of effective limit setting:...
Choose your battles, IGNORE the rest

Choose your battles, IGNORE the rest

Often I hear parents saying that they are afraid to use the tool ‘ignoring’ because they have been told that ignoring a child can cause long lasting damage. And of course if we do it the ‘wrong’ way ignoring a child can be hurtful and have a negative impact on a...
Managing Parenting Anger

Managing Parenting Anger

We have all been there, where our kids have said and done something that brings out deep emotions in us and maybe we start saying and doings things we regret later on. But keep in mind it is not the child’s behaviour that makes us angry, it is how we feel in the...