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It's all your fault behaviour management boundaries for kids calm parenting compassionate parenting emotional intelligence managing misbehaviour positive discipline Jun 08, 2021

My mother’s favourite expression is ‘A mother’s place is in the wrong’

 It makes me smile and it is so easy to slip into guilt around motherhood and be tempted to fix things when they’ve gone wrong.

 I has certainly felt like that for me.

 I...

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Will you please STOP WHINING! behaviour management defiant children defiant kids managing a difficult child managing misbehaviour misbehaviour poor behaviour toddler tantrums whining Feb 02, 2021

Researchers say they may now have scientifically proven that a child whining is one of the most distracting sounds on the planet.

Worse than the unpleasant screeches of a table saw catching repeatedly on a piece of wood. Even harder to ignore than cringe-inducing exaggerated baby-talk of...

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Is time-out better than the naughty step? alternative to naughty step gentle parenting getting a child to say sorry managing a difficult child managing misbehaviour naughty step positive disciplne time out or naughty step? Nov 04, 2020

 

So is ‘Time-out’ any better than the ‘Naughty step’? 

Firstly, I am against the naughty step for a number of reasons –

It gives the child the label ‘naughty’ and kids live up to a negative label. Even if you describe it as ‘naughty...

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