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Camilla shares her insights and parenting wisdom.

10 top tips for Mellow Mornings Sep 02, 2020

So many parents tell me that mornings are one of the most stressful parts of the day.

If you regularly find yourself losing your temper, resorting to threats, bribes, nagging and shouting and want to take some positive steps in the right direction, read on for easy-to-action solutions for mellow...

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I learnt the hard way Aug 04, 2020

As a mother of a baby and toddler I was so determined to get it right and to feel like I could cope. 

I don’t know about you but in my struggle to keep going I was slowly running myself in the ground.

When baby no. 2 was 9 months old, I came down with a vicious bug that knocked me for...

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How to be gentle and also firm Jul 29, 2020

I used to really wrangle with the whole concept that scolding or telling off my kids wasn’t going to help improve behaviour. 

This doesn’t mean to say that we can’t be firm or have boundaries. They really need boundaries. It is just how we deal with misbehaviour that makes...

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The 10 Point Plan to Prepare for Success Jul 21, 2020

Being a parent is the hardest job in the world. That is an absolute fact and it is the only job for which we receive no training.  How mad is that?  One way to help is to have a plan to follow so I hope you like this easy-to-follow 10 steps.

My Parenting Solutions 10 point...

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How to raise a child's self-esteem Jul 15, 2020

 

 

Children are born with different temperaments, some are more robust than others but there is a huge amount we can do to ensure even the most sensitive of kids REALLY believe in themselves.

Here are three great ways to raise your child's self-esteem

So what can we do?

  1. Modelling is...
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The My Parenting Solution Courage and Kindness List Jul 09, 2020

                                            

  1. Reflect daily on the things that have worked and make a note of the positives

  2. Remind yourself that it’s okay to pause

  3. Smile....

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It felt like it would never end Jul 07, 2020

My heart goes out to parents of young children navigating the pandemic.

Getting through an incredibly stressful period draws on every ounce of strength. It reminds me of a stage in my life many years ago;

 I’d had a toddler and had just endured 9 months of a baby with colic and reflux...

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Want To Feel More In Charge? Jul 01, 2020

Way back in 1999 when I first got help with for parenting my unruly toddler, the coach asked ‘Does your son know who is in charge?’.  My husband and I laughed ‘Er, no, he runs rings around us.’.  He used to shout things like ‘I’m the boss’ when...

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That time my heart stopped Jun 30, 2020

My eldest son is almost 23.

He’s 6”1’ and as kind and gentle a son as I could wish for.

You should see him with animals. He’s so sweet and caring with them.

This feels like long way from back when he was little. 

One Saturday morning still stays in my mind.

We were...

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How To Have Appreciative Children Jun 30, 2020


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As parents we so often complain about this don't we? We feel that children have so much and they just don't appreciate it. There is a lot of evidence to say that the more they have, the less appreciative they are. This is especially hard at this time of year when all the messages...

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Tidy up time Jun 26, 2020

Getting Children To Tidy Up

DO THEY RUN OFF WHEN YOU SAY 'TIDY UP TIME'?

Do they shout 'I'm busy' when you ask for something to be tided? Then you think - "Why get into an argument for ten minutes when it is so much quicker to do it myself?". This is the 'quick-fix' parenting that we all slip...

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The definition of madness Jun 23, 2020

Albert Einstein said ‘The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result’

Being a parent of young children does often drive you insane!

Before I went to a parenting class back in 1999, I would do the same thing over and over again with...

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