behaviour Tag

Pay attention to your child

We all want attention, to be acknowledged and appreciated that we are valuable, that we exist. A smile, a hug, a wave, a kind word exhibits positive recognition.  A frown, a rebuff or a harsh word reveals negative attention. If we do not get positive...

Top tips to help improve your child’s behaviour

Reduce 'The Talk', Reduce 'The Noise' As parents we all want our children to listen to us. We want our children to hear our instructions. But most parents, including myself, talk too much to our children, giving them a list of instructions that is overwhelming for...

Preventing Techno-Tantrums

By Dr Kristy Goodwin Your child screams at you telling you, "You're the worst mum in the world!" This might be followed by feet-stomping, huffs and puffs, clenched fists, grunting and a host of other (undesirable) behaviours. And all of this because you simply asked for...