Category Archives for "Primary School Aged Children"
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
If you ever feel like you’re “losing yourself” in motherhood and that the day to day reality is hard, then listen in to this conversation with Callie Brown to start to reframe what you’re experiencing and discover how to experience more joy in the everyday reality of life with small children.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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?Continue reading
Find out how you can best prepare and support your child for this significant transition. And how you can help them if they’re anxious about going back for a new school year. Join me as I chat with Shelley Clarke to give your child the best start at school.Continue reading
January is obviously a really good time to think about what you really want. Because if you want to have more of what you want, you need to know what it is that you want. But are you clear about what you want? I like have one to two words to help guide me throughout the […]Continue reading
In the face of the terrifying fires in Australia, and other scary events around the world, it can be hard to know how to best help your child with their feelings of fear, sadness or anxiety. So this episode gives you practical ways to help build your child’s resilience, confidence & optimism. 1. Seek the Support You […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
It’s so understandable that you get annoyed with your child. We’ve ALL been there! There’s really good reasons why you feel & behave in the way that you do. But, as you know, it’s not ideal and often it ends up making the situation worse as your child’s behaviour could escalate even more. Or they […]Continue reading