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How to give effective instructions to your child

One important role of parenting is providing your child with effective instructions so they will hear, understand and carry them out accordingly. There are times when a parent has a list of things they would like their child to do, but the instructions get lost...

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...

Consequences

Consequences are a part of life. If a driver speeds on the road, the driver receives a fine. If a teen uses their mobile phone at night past the agreed time, the phone is confiscated the next day. If a child forgets to take their...

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...