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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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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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