Category Archives for "Primary School Aged Children"

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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How to Make Christmas More Fun For Your Kids AND For You

How can you make Christmas more fun for you, your kids and your family? Here’s my list of what you can proactively do:Schedule moments of connection with your children each dayIt’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of this time of year.  You’ve got so much on your plate to do & organise, so […]

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Why Babies & Children Resist Bedtimes & What Can You Do?

It can be so infuriating when you know that your baby or child is tired and yet they just won’t go to sleep! Maybe they become hyper at bedtime, or maybe they keep asking for more & more things to delay going to sleep, or maybe they become really challenging and get annoyed or upset over […]

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