Are you dreading your child’s reaction?

· There is more to saying no than merely uttering this two letter word. The fact that our child's reaction is out of our control can make it tempting to stretch further than we actually want to in the pursuit of keeping the peace. But - there is a price to pay ·

If you were to be given a coin for every time your child asks you a question that requires you to say yes or no – and often RIGHT NOW – you would be laughing all the way to the bank. Numerous times a day we get to flex our boundary setting muscles which should…

Three reasons threats don’t work as a motivation strategy

· You might think to yourself; threats never did me any harm when I stepped out line. So what's the big problem? The thing is, threats work in the here and now but don't give you what you ultimately yearn for ·

I think very few parents can say they’ve never given a threat when faced with a child who just WILL NOT listen. After all, most of us were raised in this way. “Do this..or…” ‘Threat’ may sound like an exaggeration to you. But if a friend or your partner talked to you in this way…

Is your child attention seeking?

· How you interpret your child's behaviour hugely influences how you respond and what your child ultimately comes to think of himself. There is often more to 'attention seeking' behaviour than meets the eye. Viewing your child's behaviour in a new light is the key to less conflict and better cooperation. ·

“He’s just doing it to get your attention” You may have heard this type of comment from your partner, parents or friends whenever your child is behaving in ways that push your buttons. You might even have come to believe it yourself. Because what other explanation could there possibly be when your child says A…

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