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 […]
As a former Deputy Head and class teacher for over 25 years I discovered that it was my job to inspire kids to behave for the right reasons. Giving stickers, giving my weekly trophy and giving lots of positive praise did over time influence the children I taught to change their behaviour and learn self […]
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 […]
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 […]
I see smacking is in the news again today with Justice Secretary Chris Grayling saying that he smacked his own children when they were young and has defended the right of parents to smack. The Conservative minister, who has two grown-up children, told the Mail on Sunday smacking young children sometimes “sends a message”. He […]
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. […]
Are you dealing with the “Terrible Two’s?” Do you suddenly have a fussy eater on your hands? Is it nearly impossible to get your toddler to stay in their bed at night? Are you struggling to potty train your toddler? I understand as I’ve been there , done that and have the T […]
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 […]