How to deal with siblings arguing

What causes siblings to argue There’s a whole mixture of things happening here, and part of it depends on the age of your children. First of all it may be that one or more of your children may be at the social stage where play is initiated through some kind of physical contact.  We see …

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Managing tantrums

What causes tantrums? Generally tantrums are caused by the brain being overloaded.  Often what happens is that the brain hasn’t learnt how to process the emotions that your child is currently feeling.  That’s why logic and reason don’t work at this point. And that’s why this is the point when we’ve felt like smacking them …

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Protecting your child from online grooming

Many parents are concerned about the risk of their teenager becoming victim to an online abuser or paedophile.  Leading child behaviour expert, Richard Daniel Curtis, explains some of the signs that parents need to watch out for and what they can do. The stages of grooming: The process of grooming a victim is not always …

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Teach children more than they learn at school

For adolescents it is important to stimulate the neurons growing in their mind as much as possible before they reach the middle of puberty.  This help stimulate the different areas of the brain so that as it rewires over the following few years in preparation for adulthood.  The best way of doing that is to …

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The 6 Shifts Tomorrow Needs Us To Make

What tomorrow’s world will be like Technology is advancing so fast that it will change the way the world operates for our children.  By the time they grow up it is predicted that robots will be far cheaper than humans to do many jobs, that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be a reality and that they …

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I don’t judge parents

Why it should be normal to speak to professionals like me. Parenting is hard, there’s no denying it, especially in the 21st Century. There’s the technology to worry about, there’s the social media, there’s the big wide world outside and there’s the attitude… Things are certainly different than when you or I grew up and the …

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Virtual Reality and Children – what every parent needs to know

Virtual Reality Headsets – what harm do they do to children? Virtual reality is the concept of being able to enter an imaginary world created by technology.  Currently this is achieved by wearing goggles or headsets with a screen in or a mobile phone slotted in.  The device recognises which way the user is facing …

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The relationship habit that works best for more than 20 seconds

Helping your child’s emotions We learn the importance of cuddling when we are infants, it helps bond us to our mother.  It’s one of the lessons we pick up in the first few weeks of our lives, that when we are upset or emotionally aroused in some way that we can be reassured by a …

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10 common causes of a child’s tantrum

What causes a tantrum Tantrums test and challenge even the calmest and most experienced parents. After all, a child in full meltdown is not a pretty sight!  You’re stressed, you’re feeling guilty, you feel like a bad parent and then you have to cope with the screaming, shouting, stamping feet, and throwing themselves on the …

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3 Tips for a more Harmonious Christmas

Helping the holidays teach your child lifelong lessons   For children Christmas is a time of joy, but also a time of far too much stimulation.  All around the globe children are getting overwhelmed with the festival and meltdowns are creeping in.  Children are having tantrums about the tiniest little things and there are parents …

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