Category Archives: Parenting Tips

Has Parenting Become a Burden? Find your playful Parent!

Find your playful parent

Family life can be very busy and it is easy to lose track of WHY we had kids in the first place. Often we simply lose our way in the rush of daily chores, activities, worries, disciplining and running around!  We might feel disappointed that family life has not turned out as we hoped,  or about the parent we thought we would be!

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Breathing is a Powerful Parenting Tool!

We take breathing for granted; it is something we just do every day!  But family life can be very busy and we might feel that we don’t have time to stop and take a break to meditate or re-energise. The good news though is that it doesn’t have to take more than a minute or even a few seconds to reboot, to boost yourself, to rescue yourself from a ‘panicked or stressful’ moment or avoid doing or saying something you will regret later on. Continue reading

Should I give my child an exam gift?

What do I get for passing my SATs, entry exams, GCSEs, A levels?

My son is doing his GCSEs and just asked me, ‘Mum what do you get for doing your exams and studying hard?’  My reply was, ‘Well you get good grades, an opportunity to stay at your school to do A levels, to go to Uni (if you want to) and hopefully get a good job.’  My son: ‘that’s not good enough, EVERYONE else gets money for each A or B they get!’.  What’s next? What do I get for getting up in the morning at Uni, finding myself a job, earning money?  Here is the difference between motivating our child and bribing them…
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12 things you should never do for your teenage children

It’s never too late to teach your children to be independent. While I know that something it is easier, and might even seem like the best thing to do to ‘rescue’ your teen when they need help, but nothing could be further from the truth. The best thing you can do for your teens is to allow them to learn through trying, doing and mistakes and be there to listen, understand and support them to get up and try again ‘I am right here beside you’.     Continue reading

My child doesn’t Listen!

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