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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …