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18 Aug, 2020

Teaching Good Behaviour

Sometimes we can be frustrated with our child’s behaviour, wondering why they can’t do what we expect them to do. Here in this extract from the Parents Plus Early Years Parenting Programme the authors John Sharry, Grainne Hampson and Mary Fanning help us to see that maybe our children aren’t actually misbehaving, they just haven’t […]

18 Aug, 2020

Problem Solving and Talking Through Problems

The biggest problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply. Perhaps one of the biggest challenges when parenting teenagers is taking the time  to listen properly. It is easy to jump in with our opinions, our solutions. That often just escalates an already difficult situation. Here are some ideas from John […]

17 Aug, 2020

The Evolution of Parenting: Five Biggest Challenges Faced by Parents Today

Parenting can be challenging and this article from the Toddlers Den website looks at what some of those challenges are in the 21st century. Find the link to the original article below The Evolution of Parenting: Five Biggest Challenges Faced by Parents Today Believe it or not, good parenting, parenting styles and general child care […]

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 […]