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My child just won't listen to me! avoid shouting get a child to listen Mar 23, 2022

Way back in 1999 when I first got help with for parenting with Nico, my unruly toddler, the coach asked:  

“Does he know who’s in charge?”.

My husband and I laughed

“Er, no, he runs rings around us”.

When I said it was time to switch off the TV, he used to...

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Pressing Pause avoid shouting controlling impulsivity impulse control staying calm Oct 19, 2021

Last Wednesday evening I did my final free masterclass of a series of 3 'The 3 Secrets to Managing Tantrums and Challenging Behaviour'. About 10 minutes into the class my powerpoint presentation totally jammed and I couldn't click on.

My husband – aka my tech department – is usually...

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Mummy, when you shout it means you don't love me avoid shouting Jan 12, 2021

I don’t know about you but I never planned to be the kind of parent that shouted at my children.

I planned to be chilled, calm, patient and kind.

Yet I found that my anger and impatience would boil up like a pressure cooker.

And I’d wind up shouting.

It would usually be after...

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