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Tag Archives: "assertive parenting"

20 Jul, 2020

Becoming an Empowered Parent

We frequently share Karen Young’s posts and articles from the Hey Sigmund website. If you find them interesting and helpful you might be interested in this free online series with Karen Young and other parenting experts who are committed to a very tuned-in, positive style of parenting. The series is called Becoming an Empowered Parent […]

15 Jul, 2020

Pressing the Pause Button

One of the skills from the Parents Plus Parenting programmes which parents say makes the biggest difference in their family life is learning how to ‘press the pause button’. Essentially pressing the pause button means committing to something different, rather than repeating a negative pattern. This is what John Sharry and Carol Fitzpatrick, the authors […]

6 Jul, 2020

The many meanings of No

We can all get into the habit of saying No especially when we are tired or stressed but there are many times when better communication on our part helps our child understand and cooperate better. Here is a piece from The Growing Child newsletter distributed by Lifestart. The many meanings of No I just remembered […]

19 May, 2020

Happy families: Parent tips for managing child behaviour at home

In this excellent article Sue Cowley, Early Years Educator, gives some expert tips on minimising stress while at home. The article is reproduced below or you can download the original article here https://famly.co/blog/covid-19/sue-cowley-managing-behaviour-at-home/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=UKIE%3A+ES+Content&utm_content=ES-V105-Home-Behaviour-1080×1080&utm_term=E119-Home-Behaviour In the current situation, most families will be spending more time together than normal. Many parents will also be trying to work […]

12 May, 2020

How to Achieve Screen Time Sanity During Quarantine

Here is an interesting and very relevant piece from the Psychology Today website which you can access here https://www.psychologytoday.com/ie Five steps for limits and allowances on pandemic screen time: A “Play Diet”. Posted May 11, 2020 Two words come to mind when managing your family during the coronavirus quarantine: safety and sanity. Obviously, the safety of our […]

11 May, 2020

Why ‘good enough’ parenting is good enough during the lockdown

As parents we are so inclined to put ourselves under pressure. Under present circumstances, when we are trying to be all things to our children – parent, teacher, friend, entertainer etc – that can be even more stressful. Here is a very good article from the RTÉ website which may be useful. Why ‘good enough’ […]

28 Apr, 2020

Covid19 Parenting: Dealing with bad behaviour

If you find you are facing some challenging behaviour from your children here are some positive parenting tips for dealing with it. You can click the picture or download the pdf here Covid19 Parenting Dealing with Bad Behaviour You will find more resources for parents at https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/673340-parenting/

14 Oct, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – a positive parenting style works

Are you a positive parent? Positive parenting makes a real difference to child development and children’s behaviour is strongly influenced by parenting styles and practices. Research suggests growing up in nurturing, secure family environments, for example, is important as it is associated with positive child wellbeing and the development of pro-social behaviours as well as […]