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...
Managing Child’s Anger

Managing Child’s Anger

An angry child is just trying to cope and survive the best they know how to in that moment. An angry child is always trying to communicate something, but might not know how to, either because they don’t have the vocabulary or maturity, or they don’t even know what is...