• 5 words to avoid if you want your kids to co-operate
    by Michael Grose on July 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    I’ve noticed that there are five very common words that invite resistance rather than co-operation, from children who are termed (whether rightly or wrongly) ‘strong-willed’, ‘stubborn’ or ‘know their mind’. These 5 words to avoid are: Must: “You must be on … The post 5 words to avoid if you want your kids to co-operate appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

  • 5 ways to increase good feelings (and reduce a toxic atmosphere) in your family
    by Michael Grose on July 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    That doesn’t mean that such families are devoid of conflict or criticism, but that they are generally pleasant environments to be part of. One way to increase good feelings in your family is to increase the number of compliments kids … The post 5 ways to increase good feelings (and reduce a toxic atmosphere) in your family appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

  • Living inside an egg-timer
    by Amelia Williams on July 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Family life increasingly operates around a rigorous schedule as families balance work, school, leisure, social and personal lives. A recent report found that three in five parents with kids in the 12-16 age group, can nominate where they’ll be at … The post Living inside an egg-timer appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

  • How consistency improves kids’ behaviour
    by Amelia Williams on June 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    One of the simplest ways to improve a child’s behaviour is to be more consistent. Children love their parents to be consistent as they are able to predict how they will act. A consistent approach to discipline helps put kids … The post How consistency improves kids’ behaviour appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

  • Why first borns fuss, seconds are resilient and last borns like to laugh
    by Amelia Williams on June 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    How can two or three children in the same family be so different? They are brought up in the same broad social environment, under a similar set of rules and an identical family value system. They also come from the … The post Why first borns fuss, seconds are resilient and last borns like to laugh appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]