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Camilla shares her insights and parenting wisdom.

How to respond when things aren't plain sailing Jun 17, 2020

If you have a challenging child, I hope the list below helps.  They can be so amazing and yet so totally exasperating. They leave us feeling like we are doing such a bad job as a parent. We shed tears over them. We feel incompetent, ashamed, resentful, humiliated and lonely. We compare them...

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Sibling fights May 19, 2020

Does it drive you mad when you witness your children quarrelling or squabbling?

Have you been finding that your children are squabbling a lot over the Christmas break? It can be incredibly frustrating to witness our children quarrelling or being horrible to each other.  You might have a...

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Telling-Off Children May 17, 2020

Do you give your kids a good ‘telling off’ and find nothing changes?

We are so programmed to think that when kids have done something wrong, they need a good telling off to make sure they don’t do it again.

Do you frequently find that even when you tell them off they repeat the...

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How To Help Children Be Polite May 17, 2020

Do you know the question I get asked the most:

'How can I stop my child being rude or demanding?'

Isn't this the most frustrating thing? Who wants to raise a little tyrant?

When they are rude it presses our buttons so much doesn't it?

We feel incompetent, like we've done a really bad job as a...

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Mummy I'm Bored! May 13, 2020

Do the words 'Mummy I'm BORED' press your buttons?

 

Are you fed up with constantly feeling you have to entertain your child?

 

Hearing ‘I’m bored’ (usually said with a partularly whiny voice) gets every parent going.
 

Why can't she just leave me alone?

Then comes...

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How Do You Respond When Your Child Just Says 'NO! May 11, 2020

Does this sound familiar?

You: (Calm, nice voice) ‘Amy, go and get your shoes on, it’s time to go out’

Child: ‘No, I don’t want to, I’m busy’

You: (Still calm) ‘Come on darling or we will be late’

Child: ‘You can’t make me’

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10 Reasons Potty Training Can Go Wrong May 07, 2020

 

I haven’t written about potty training for a while and as I’ve been getting so many questions about it lately, I thought it was time to write a piece.

This isn’t to make you feel guilty.

I went so wrong myself that I want you to avoid the pitfalls.

Maybe you worry that...

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