Tough Love: Can you do it and is it enough?

Dec 15 2018

No matter when you are dealing with a child for any behavior that is not acceptable you must find out the source of the issue. However, when and if you have done everything you can to find out what the issue might be, and have taken steps to help your child if they do not start to change their behaviour, you only have one recourse left and that is tough love.

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Who has Control in your House?

Dec 10 2018

You wake up one morning and you feel this sense that something isn’t right. You are not sure what, but you know that things are not as they should be. Mothers have a way of knowing these things long before we can even see what the problem is.

You grudgingly get up from your warm comfy bed, trod on down the stairs and head for the cupboard to grab a cup, then saunter over to the coffee pot when you spot your child with his face buried in a bowl of sugar pops and you instantly get defensive.

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How much screen time is ok for children?

Nov 29 2018

Whether we like it or not, technology is now a part of any parent’s daily life. From keeping the kids quiet with an iPad on a long car journey, to tearing them away from the Xbox when it’s time for dinner, we can’t escape the fact that technology has changed the way we raise our children. But while tech has made some things easier for us parents, it’s also made others even more challenging. Not only is the latest ‘must have’ tech for your child not cheap, but there have been studies that indicate that increased screen time can negatively affect children’s physical and mental health. Recently, Legal & General surveyed 1,000 parents in the UK to get their opinions about the positives and negatives of raising a child with so much readily available smart tech and the findings were really interesting.

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