Social media has a huge impact on adolescents and their mental health. We have all heard it before, too much screen time is bad for our kids. Too much exposure to social media can damage adolescent relationships and negatively impact their mental health and overall wellbeing. Continue reading
As parents we are so often told to be a good role model where screen time is concerned and spend less time on our own phones and devices. We are our kids strongest role model plus we all know we ARE less available when we are glued to the phone! Continue reading
Everything always feels better with a hug, kiss or cuddle from Mum or Dad. But physical touch is not just for when times are rough or when our kids are hurt.
I am sure we have all been there: where we would do ANYTHING to get our kids to do what we need them to do, i.e. revise for an exam, get those grades, do their homework, go to school without throwing a tantrum (for all ages!), eat their dinner, go to bed or maybe just be nice to their siblings! Continue reading
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…the weak usually do not ask for help, so they stay weak…asking for help is a sign of strength, growth and change… John Wooden Continue reading
We all want our children to reach their full potential, explore opportunities and try as many new things as possible. We all just want what is best for our kids. But even when intentions are good our kids can easily become over-scheduled. Continue reading
Many of the parents we meet at ParentingSuccess feel that after school activities take up more time than they would like and is to blame for some of the unwanted behaviours in their children. Continue reading
Holidays are not just rainbows & butterflies!
The summer holidays are nearing an end, the heatwave has given way for occasional torrential down pours and for most families around the UK this week marks the beginning of the end of what for some was;
-A fantastic summer
-A mediocre summer
-A hectic, stressful and demanding 6 weeks of constant togetherness.
-The summer that saw the kids getting the A level and GCSE results of their dreams. Or the summer where they learned that they didn’t get into their Uni of choice?
It can’t be avoided; there will be times when your child feels sad, lonely, homesick or worried while away at boarding school (as you will too). The biggest fear for us boarding parents is that we will get a text, email or phone call from our child saying, ‘I’m sad, I’m lonely, I’m worried; I want to come home! I have no friends.’ Continue reading
This is a dreaded question for many of us parents. For two main reasons: Continue reading