• Awkward Thirteen
    by Michael Grose on October 22, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Thirteen is a pivotal age. It has been described as an age of rebirth where the teen takes over from the child. This age group often needs a lot of support and responds well to confident, firm parenting. Your 13-year-old needs … The post Awkward Thirteen appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

  • Developing emotional intelligence in children
    by Michael Grose on October 15, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Ever told a child to calm down only to see their emotions escalate instead? Kids, like adults, need to recognise their feelings before they can regulate their emotional state, and that’s not easy. Emotional recognition is a complex process that … The post Developing emotional intelligence in children appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

  • Make your compliments count
    by Michael Grose on October 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Ever notice how small hinges can swing really big doors? It’s a reminder that it’s the smallest things we do in our families that often have the biggest impact. One way you can maximise your impact on your family’s wellbeing … The post Make your compliments count appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

  • Teach boys the processes of independence
    by Michael Grose on October 1, 2018 at 12:20 am

    If you want your kids to become independent, first you need to teach them the necessary skills. Being able to dress themselves, make a snack, look up a bus timetable and make a CV are examples of self-sufficiency skills that … The post Teach boys the processes of independence appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

  • Teach kids not to jump to conclusions
    by Michael Grose on September 23, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Many children jump to conclusions when an unpleasant situation occurs, thinking and acting impulsively rather than thinking rationally before reacting. (This is not just the domain of kids, by the way!) While these snap judgements may be justified, in reality … The post Teach kids not to jump to conclusions appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

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