Category Archives: Tweens and Teens

Rewards that are beneficial for body & mind

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

Create a Family Team!

We love supporting the family as a whole and can come to your home and offer Family Coaching. What is Family coaching: When we support the family as a whole. We will come to your home to observe, feel and see what is going on. We are not there to judge, point fingers, blame or shame but to give you a ‘fresh view’ from an outsider and offer you new tools and tips that will keep you moving forward. Continue reading

Parenting Tweens & Teens Doesn’t Have to be Tough!

I thought I had it all under control until one by one my kids turned into tweens, then teens! Suddenly I did not know them – they started to talk back, have mood swings, need their privacy, respond violently to rules and limits and display some pretty rude behaviour. What had I done wrong? Nothing, I found out! It was normal, just part of growing up. However, just because it is “normal”, it doesn’t mean we have to just accept it and live with it. There ARE positive steps we can take.

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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