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Tag Archives: "positive parenting"

3 Aug, 2020

7 Tips for Effective Communication with Your School-aged Child

This is an interesting piece on how listening well is the foundation of good communication with our children. 7 Tips for Effective Communication with Your School-aged Child Gary Gilles is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice for over 20 years. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Chicago’s School […]

29 Jul, 2020

My little girl whinges all the time

Here is some good advice from John Sharry in the Irish Times Parenting section about how to deal with a child who is inclined to whine. Ask the Expert: My little girl whinges all the time John Sharry Whining time again: plan your responses to manage your child’s angry behaviours. Photograph: Thinkstock Q: I have a […]

28 Jul, 2020

Nursery Rhymes

Do you remember the nursery rhymes you learned as a child? Do you know that as well as being fun, nursery rhymes are a great way to build our children’s language and literacy? Here are the words of lots of the favourite nursery rhymes, from the Early Childhood Ireland website. Just click the link https://www.earlychildhoodireland.ie/work/information-parents/resources-parents/nursery-rhymes/  

20 Jul, 2020

Helping children learn independence

How do we help our children grow in independence? Here are some tips from The Growing Child newsletter distributed by Lifestart Even though the world may be full of real and imagined dangers, parents need to look for ways to help prepare and train children for the task of growing up and becoming independent. • […]

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 […]

7 Jul, 2020

Praise and criticism

It is amazing how the language we use can encourage our children. Here is an interesting piece from the Growing Child newsletter distributed by Lifestart There are two ways to praise a child for something she has done. You can say, as you watch her finish her latest artwork, “Oh, what a lovely picture. It […]

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 […]

2 Jul, 2020

Resources for Parents at the Parents Centre on Gov.ie

For information and support on lots of issues you can go to the Gov.ie website https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/parents-centre/?referrer=http://www.gov.ie/parents/ There are many useful supports available from information and advice to one-to-one support, however parents are busy and there is an overwhelming amount of information available. Parents Centre brings together new and existing resources that parents may find helpful. It […]