Category Archives for "Primary School Aged Children"

Coming Out Of Lockdown

In this interview with Nicky McGrath (who’s in the UK), find out how to best help your children adjust to life after lockdown and how to best help your own anxieties & concerns.

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Understanding Your Child’s Behaviour

Do you ever wonder why your child does the things they do?
Why they are fine one minute, and then hitting their sibling the next.
Why they come home and kick the dog.
Why they refuse to do what you ask them to do something they were happy to do the day before.

In this episode I’ll explain what’s really going on for your child, so that you can then understand what your child is actually needing In order to transform their behaviour.

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Something I Want You To Know

Would you describe your child as ‘strong willed’? Probably!

Children have a strong & innate desire for self-autonomy – to do what they want & be how they want to be. Which is fantastic for later in life as they’re needing to make decisions out in the world, but it means they can be very hard to live with for you as their parent!

So how can you help your child to retain their valuable sense of who they are and what they want whilst also creating more ease and cooperation in everyday life?

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Parenting Your Strong Willed Child – with Gemma Keane

Would you describe your child as ‘strong willed’? Probably!

Children have a strong & innate desire for self-autonomy – to do what they want & be how they want to be. Which is fantastic for later in life as they’re needing to make decisions out in the world, but it means they can be very hard to live with for you as their parent!

So how can you help your child to retain their valuable sense of who they are and what they want whilst also creating more ease and cooperation in everyday life?

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When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed

This can be an incredibly overwhelming time! You’re home, with your kids 24/7 – trying to work, to help your older kids with school work, to entertain your younger kids, to stop sibling fights, to cook, keep the house in some sort of order, stay in contact with family & friends, etc, etc.

The more overwhelmed you feel, the more your kids play up and the more overwhelmed you feel!

So why do your kids play up the most when you need to do other things? And what can you do to get out of the overwhelm, frustration & inevitable shouting that then ensues? Listen in to find out.

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Coronavirus – How to help your children & you in these uncertain times

Discover how to best help your children with their fears at this time of huge uncertainty. Understand why your words of reassurance don’t seem to be sinking in and your children may be becoming increasingly afraid about death and everyday things. Find out what’s going to really help your whole family if the schools, daycares and workplaces close and you’re all in lockdown together.

And learn how to help yourself so that you’re in a better position to help your children, and those around you.

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Time Outs

Do you use Time Out with your children when they’re being particularly difficult? It’s a really common technique to manage behaviour. But is it ultimately helpful?

In this week’s episode I cover:

the lens through which we view children’s behaviour: the old vs the new way
why Time Out doesn’t address the reasons for your child’s difficult behaviour
why it can actually be detrimental
what children need instead

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Saying “No” & Setting Limits

Do you sometimes feel like you’re walking on eggshells with your child? Do you want to be quite relaxed with your child, and then end up getting frustrated, cross and being harsh in your limits? Or are you not quite sure the best way to foster your child’s sense of independence, curiosity and freedom whilst also restoring sanity and order to your family? Find out how to set a “Loving Limit” and say no to your child in a way that’s respectful, loving and effective.

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How important is it to ‘be consistent’?

We’re often told it’s vital to be consistent in our responses to our children’s behaviour so that they learn what’s acceptable and what’s not. But how helpful actually is it? Should it be your main approach when dealing with challenging behaviour?

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