• Parenting Ideas holiday survival guide
    by Michael Grose on December 17, 2018 at 1:16 am

    Holidays are about kicking your feet up, relaxing and getting away from the usual routines. That’s how kids see holidays. Holiday time can be stressful for many parents. Keeping kids busy, avoiding arguments and getting time for yourself can be … The post Parenting Ideas holiday survival guide appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

  • The power of saying yes to kids
    by Michael Grose on December 10, 2018 at 1:51 am

    Saying no is part of the deal when you’re a parent. With some age groups, (yes, two year olds and fourteen year olds, I’m talking about you) it can seem as if no is on automatic recording. It’s exhausting, not … The post The power of saying yes to kids appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

  • Giving kids social scripts
    by Michael Grose on December 3, 2018 at 3:07 am

    Recently, I heard my adult daughter rebuke a male friend who told her that she’d lost weight. “You just can’t say that,” remarked my daughter. Realising his mistake this young man said, “Okay. Sorry. What should I say instead?” “Tell … The post Giving kids social scripts appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

  • When you have a worrier in your family
    by Michael Grose on November 26, 2018 at 2:50 am

    Do you have a worrier in your family? Do you have a child who worries or over-thinks things? If so, it’s worth remember that rumination is the ruination of a peaceful mind. If you’ve ever spent a sleepless night worrying … The post When you have a worrier in your family appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

  • Handling a teenager’s outburst
    by Michael Grose on November 19, 2018 at 3:15 am

    How would you respond to this parenting challenge – a teenager’s outburst? You are a parent of  a 15 year old boy and you don’t want to him to go to a Saturday night party. He puffs out his chest, … The post Handling a teenager’s outburst appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

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