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Is your toddler driving you crazy?

· The toddler years are trying for a parent. One minute they are sweet and adorable and the next they erupt in emotions that make it hard for us to keep a cool head and warm heart. Whether you parent a toddler or anyone who behaves like one, this will help you to steer the ship during the big storms ·

“I can’t take it anymore” This mum had had enough of her son’s volatile outbursts and hurtful language. One minute he would stroke her face lovingly, and the next he would slap her and scream because she told him to stop using her as a climbing frame. “He is so demanding and he just does…

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…

Go to sleeeeep

· Bedtime is often a family's stress zone. Is there a magic formula to putting kids to bed? What's the 'right' routine? And how do I get my child to sleep? While there is no one size fits all approach to this aspect of family life - doing these 3 things is going get your child to want to cooperate with you ·

For those of us with children under 10 bedtime is often the most dreaded part of the day. You may even feel yourself tensing up as you take your first step towards bedtime – contemplating how to best rally the troops on this last home run before ‘me time’ and Netflix and the sofa calls….

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