Problem Solving

Good problem solving skills are a valuable resource when you are parenting. Often times it can be hard to figure out how to tackle a certain problem that arises in your home. Our problem solving category offers a list of articles to help you through a range of problems that can arise for parents. They include: How to Parent SiblingsHow to Handle Difficult Behaviour (1&2) and How to Improve Your Child’s Self Esteem.

Common questions and common arguments can surround the issue of pocket money. At what age should we start giving children pocket money? And how much should we give? As children get older and wiser they compare these answers with their friends. Likewise, parents will discuss these questions with other parents.

Parents know how important school really is, whether they have worked hard themselves or wished they had worked harder. Watching your teen have no motivation for school is extremely frustrating for parents.

Should children hit back at other children? Children need to learn to deal with issues in ways that will teach them lifelong skills. Hitting back is not a lifelong skill.

Why do parents and children fight? If you find yourself arguing with your children then you need to press pause and re-examine what is going wrong. Setting boundaries and clear rules with children from infancy is the key to parenting successfully. Parents must assert themselves in their role as the parent. Children must understand from a very young age that the parent must take the lead.

When parenting, consequences are used to support children to learn to make the right choices, the choices that will lead them to more positive responses. At times parents can forget this and start to use consequences in their parenting as punishment with little learning.

Children love to ask questions, but often these questions can be on topics that we are not very comfortable discussing. In this article, we explore some strategies that as parents we can put in place to support us in answering those awkward questions that our children send our way.

Every family experiences problems at one point or another , sometimes it can be difficult to tackle these issues particularly when they all seem to come at once. This article talks about how to handle these problems arising and how to address recurring problems in your family.

Difficult behaviour can be tough to deal with, especially when you are already under stress. Children act out for many reasons and tantrums are often the result of frustration and misunderstanding. In this article, we talk about positive parenting and teaching your children to make good choices.

Consistency is vital to teaching your children that all behaviour breeds a reaction and whether that reaction is good or bad depends on how they choose to act. In this article, we look at the power of consistency when handling difficult behaviour.

It is so easy as a parent to get caught in the cross fire of sibling arguments.  As parents there are some simple guidelines we can follow to support our children to sort it out.

One way or another children will misbehave, but understanding the reason why can give parents the opportunity to develop positive coping mechanisms to address misbehaviour and in turn develop stronger and more positive relationships with their children. This article offers tips on how you can understand and address this behaviour.

It is agonising for a parent or guardian to suspect or learn that their child is being bullied while at school. We all want to protect our children and prevent them having negative experiences. Here are some tips on how you can support a child that is being bullied.

There are often complex reasons behind why a child is bullying. This article offers ideas on what could be going on for your child that may cause bullying behaviour and also talks about how you can support your child at such a time.

We all want our children to grow up happy and healthy. A big part of achieving this is making sure that they develop good self esteem and confidence. This article offers tips on how parents can nurture a positive personal outlook in their children.

Problems are a normal part of life. Many families face situations in life that, despite our best efforts, we simply can’t ‘fix’. As children learn many behaviours from their parents, it is important to show a good example when it comes to problem solving. Read this article and learn how you can develop better coping skills for yourself and your children.

Children are expert interviewers and often don’t only have one question for everything, but a list of follow-up questions too. With regard to where they come from, children are exposed to many theories, whether in the playground, in school or at home. This article offers some tips on how you can prepare for these discussions with your child.