Helping your child with homework

Doing homework with our children can be like an extra chore for us, you have to know they have it, remember to tell them to do it and know the methods and the answers!  I am afraid to say that I can’t help you with all of these things, but have compiled a list of …

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Introducing Chores to Young Children: Part 2

Introducing Chores to Young Children (Part 2)   Last week I talked about why chores are important and what chores are suitable to ask your child to do. This week I want to talk about actually getting them to do those chores. First of all, setting up a chores rota can be very useful. It …

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Introducing Chores to Young Children (Part 1)

Getting young children into the habit of doing chores We all hated chores when we were kids, and now our kids hate doing them too, it’s to be expected. It can be a pain trying to get little kids into the habit of doing their share of chores – usually it would be easier to …

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How to make the school run go smoothly

Well here in England the school term has started and for many of us that has meant a huge shift in gears.  Gone are the family breakfasts, the playing before getting dressed, the little lie ins – or telling your children it’s not time to get up yet – and back are the parents stressed …

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Help with dropping your child off at school

Tips to make dropping your child off at school easier Many parents talk to me about dropping their child off at school. Some find it hard, some are worried about whether their child enjoys school, some tell me stories about staff having to prise their child off them. Others tell me horror stories about walking away …

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Smart Strategies for easing into the school term

Smart strategies for easing into school term September sees the start of school term for millions of children.  And for millions of parents it means planning the change of routine from school vacation to being uber organised every morning in the rush to get out of the house.  Here’s a few strategies to help you …

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3 Essential tips for coping with a stubborn child

Coping with stubborn children Dealing with a stubborn child can be endlessly frustrating. They ignore you, they chuck things, they throw tantrums in public. They stare you straight in the face as they finger-paint your freshly painted hallway. They make it extremely difficult to keep your cool. That’s why I’m here with a few simple …

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10 top tips for busy parents over the holidays

10 top tips for super busy business parents during the summer break The summer vacation is here, for those of you who are business owners or entrepreneurs it means weeks of stress and guilt while you try and juggle parenting with working.  So here are my top ten tips for super busy business parents.   …

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3 Strategies to help you manage a child’s violence

How to calm down a child who is being violent There can be a whole host of reasons why a child is showing violent behaviour, and it is important to understand the root of those problems in order to help your child in the long run. However, it’s also crucial that you know how to …

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Why the Naughty Step is wrong

Why the Naughty Step doesn’t work. The Naughty Step has been a go-to punishment for years, but it is far from the most effective method. In fact, it can often have the opposite effect – rather than calming a child down, it can make them angrier, more upset, or more frustrated. In case you are …

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