This is a complaint we, at ParentingSuccess hear often – and the frustration is real. And as a mother myself – I cannot claim to have children who listen 100% of the time. We get tired of shouting out the same commands 60 times an hour (because that’s the scarily high number of times we have been found to give instructions on an hourly basis). And the tone in our household soon becomes depressing when mum and dad feel they have to constantly nag, remind and tell off. Continue reading
In a technology driven world we rarely write or receive a letter that is not ‘official’ or a bill. We might get our inbox full, a text message of another form of ‘online’ massage. But how lovely is it when we DO receive a letter from someone; handwritten, a thank you note, birthdays card – it is so special. Continue reading
Do you spend one to one, quality time every day with each one of your kids in order to connect and build trust and show your real love? Are you a predictable parent, who will at some part of the day offer your child (ren) your special time (even though you have other kids, work and a busy life)?
Most parents think of boundaries as something they have that children need to respect. Some of us know that we need to be better at communicating them and upholding them – but few have given this crucial aspect of parenting more thought. Continue reading
‘Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind’ – Dr. Seuss
Parenting can be tough, but parenting before, during and after separation brings parenting to another level. But in addition, hanging out with friends who are not ‘healthy’ for you really does not help the situation. Continue reading
While I was travelling home from DK I sat in front of a family of 2 kids (around 3 and 5). The oldest said before she got on the flight ‘I am scared’ and mother said ‘STOP being scared, there is nothing to be scared of’. On the plane the child got more and more upset and started crying. The Mother said ‘STOP being scared, STOP crying’ and the girl kept crying and being scared. Continue reading
It is normally the kids who get the ‘bad’ press when it comes to screen time. But I am sorry to say that often we parents are no better ourselves and this could affect our kid’s behaviour and attitude to technology and the time they spend on it. After all we are our kid’s most important role model! Continue reading
It’s the most wonderful time of Autumn. The colours are amazing, it smells earthy and fresh, the last summer sun appears and it’s time to go bonkers and collect conkers! Continue reading
As parents we are always on the go and might feel we don’t have time to implement the tools and strategies that we know that we should. But here are the good news; it does not take more than 10mins a day to make small, but important, improvement to your parenting style and family life. Here are our tips of how you can become a happier parent by spending 10mins of the below topics: Continue reading
Did you know that 70% of all families have children who fight physically or just general squabbling? If your family is one of them, you are not alone.
The good news is sibling fighting can be eliminated or limited if you are willing to make some important changes. Continue reading