The gift of self discipline Kids who are taught through loving, fair discipline are happier, feel more secure, do better at school, don’t go off the rails so easily with drugs or drink and negotiate and function in the world far more easily. Without rules and parental guidelines kids don’t develop their own inner controls […]
Ms Tuff Luff believes that it’s her job as a parent to set boundaries. She sees her child’s job is to test those boundaries. She knows that kids will make mistakes because that’s normal and that’s what kids do ! She believes that her kids should be encouraged, nurtured and allowed to make mistakes without […]
Now if your parenting style is like ‘Being A Best Friend’ you believe that children like it if you act as if you are their best friend. 1. You believe that being nice and friendly makes your children like you. 2. You believe that your children are equal to you so you negotiate with them, you […]
In my book called “Parenting Made Easy” I write about what to do with an attention seeking child. This is just a taster of what I cover in Chapter 9 which is all about getting your little darlings to behave easily, also you can download my comprehensive MP3 which bursting with my tips, techniques and […]
I’ve recently been working with a lovely Mum who has felt rather exhausted by her child’s behaviour. When conflict happens it’s easy to feel threatened. We often find ourselves thinking, “How dare you treat me like this!” BUT conflict can get worse if we respond […]
Do I have to count to three? What you are really saying is —> I don’t expect you to obey me all the time, and do as you’re told – just when I get angry enough to count. Oh, and feel free to come when I get to three instead of when I ask. Does […]
‘ I was smacked and it never did me any harm’ people always say to me but surely there has to be a better way?
Watch me talking about smacking on ITV “This Morning” with Holly Willoughby and Eamonn Holmes. Smacking is back in the news again and I was interviewed on BBC Radio London about smacking as Children’s Commissioner Maggie Atkinson claims that under current law here in the UK pets and adults have better protection than children. Bringing up happy, healthy, […]
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So many of the Mums I work with on my Drop In & Chat sessions want to be their child’s friend and don’t want to be the “baddie” telling them off or disciplining them. But that’s just not want kids need. Children thrive on boundaries, limits and structure. They feel safe, they feel secure and […]
Research suggests saying ‘no’ is not the most effective way to discipline a child. Purvaja Sawant talks to experts to find a happy solution for parents and children. Disciplining a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. After all, it’s one of the most difficult jobs in the world, one that doesn’t come with an instruction manual. […]
I am delighted to have connected with Seamus Lusk on Twitter as Impetus Engagement and here is a response to an article I wrote about Saying “NO” to your children with confidence. “Sue Atkins helps many parents understand the intricacies of handling children. Her useful advice eases issues parents can encounter. On her website, […]
I’ve been interviewed on BBC Three Counties Radio about a letter on NetMums about the bad influence of Peppa Pig ! Here’s the letter on Netmums – what do YOU think ?
Children who are persistently aggressive, defiant, and explosive by the time they’re in Nursery very often have tumultuous relationships with their parents from early on. A new study suggests that a cycle involving parenting styles and hostility between mothers and toddlers could be the key. The study was done by researchers at the University of Minnesota […]
I was in a school today to address self esteem, bullying, respect and tolerance and came away exhausted, disillusioned and despairing. The children were only 10 yet the atmosphere of lack of respect for the teacher, visitor, and each other was apparent. I am a very experienced teacher of 25 years and was a Deputy Head […]