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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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?
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’
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...