Avoiding Power Struggles with Defiant Children: Declaring Victory is Easier than You Think

How do you nip escalating fights over power in the bud? We show you three powerful techniques for defusing defiant power struggles. “Remember, when you engage in an argument with your child, you’re just giving him more power.” How do you know if you’re entering into a power struggle with your child? Any time you’re asking your … Continue reading Avoiding Power Struggles with Defiant Children: Declaring Victory is Easier than You Think

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Why You Can’t Be Your Child’s Friend

Here's the Truth If being your kids’ friend was enough to raise them successfully, we would all probably parent that way. But our job is way more complicated than that. Children and teens really crave boundaries, limits and structure. At the same time, they also need some healthy separation from us as they go through … Continue reading Why You Can’t Be Your Child’s Friend

Problems with Homework

From time to time you may have concerns about homework. Meet with teachers early in the school year and ask them to let you know if difficulties arise. Some problems which may arise are: the homework can regularly be too hard or too easy your child refuses to do assignments despite encouragement your child has … Continue reading Problems with Homework

Helping your Child with Homework

Written by a practising teacher, this article is aimed at parents of children aged up to 14. Studies in Britain have shown that children who are supported by their families with homework are likely to perform significantly better in academic examinations at 16 years old and beyond than those who do not. If we want … Continue reading Helping your Child with Homework

6 Small Ways to Make Each of Your Kids Feel Special

Found: Simple but powerful ways to ensure all of your children feel like a VIP. By Devan McGuinness Parenthood is the ultimate juggling act, and at no time is that more clear than when you're trying to spread your time and attention among your children. Striking this delicate balance involves satisfying the needs of each … Continue reading 6 Small Ways to Make Each of Your Kids Feel Special