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Cindy Russell
Cindy Russell is a practitioner and trainer in Kinesiology, Life Coaching and Neuro Linguistic Programming. For more than 17 years she has helped others to better explore, expand and experience life. Her journey started as a young girl with anxiety and OCD. As a result, the focus of her professional career has been helping children and their carers. Cindy lives in Wollongong with her husband and four children. Follow Cindy at www.cindyrussell.com.au.

Does your child want more confidence?  Well they can have it and anything else they want too.

Does your child want more confidence?  Well they can have it and anything else they want too.

We really are designed to have whatever state we want and feel however we want and so are our kids.  So, why do so many kids struggle with lack of confidence, self-esteem and sense of belonging among many other things?  Is it because we as parents do not know how to show them how to get it?  It could be that we don’t know how to get it for ourselves, because no one taught us either.   When I studied Neuro Linguistic Programming, I gained a lot of understanding about how the mind works.  I am amazed at how easy ...

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Empower kids to listen effectively and really hear what the other person is saying

Empower kids to listen effectively and really hear what the other person is saying

Communication is a vital part of creating and maintaining relationships.  Now that your children are clear on how to achieve what they want with positive effective behaviors and how to express their wishes, they need to be able to really hear and effectively listen to what the other person (sibling or other) is telling them.   Have you ever had the experience of talking to your child and getting no answer?  If you have kids between 4 and 20, I know that has happened to you!  Inevitably, a few minutes later you get a delayed response as though they only ...

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Turning sibling rivalry into something beneficial Part 2: Empowering kids to own their feelings and communicate what they “really want”

Turning sibling rivalry into something beneficial Part 2:  Empowering kids to own their feelings and communicate what they “really want”

Are you using the 4 simple steps to focus your children’s energy into identifying and solving the real problem? Are they positively achieving what they want without resorting to the unwanted sibling conflict?   Now that your children have clarity about what they want and how they can get it, you can teach them the valuable life lesson of how to communicate what they want from their siblings (or anyone else for that matter) without laying blame or causing the other person to get mad and upset.  Yes, this really is possible and it is an extremely worthwhile lesson for adults too.   When a ...

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Turning sibling rivalry into something beneficial Part 1: Empowering kids to harmoniously achieve what they really want

Turning sibling rivalry into something beneficial Part 1: Empowering kids to harmoniously achieve what they really want

Sick of the kids screaming, yelling, kicking, I certainly am.  This 3 part series is designed to help turn sibling rivalry into something constructive and teach your children valuable life skills at the same time.   Does this sound familiar? “Give me back my top! You always take things without asking.” “Mum! Peter called me dumb again.”“Stop hitting me! I am going to tell Mum!” I am sure you can add many examples to the list.  But, do you know there is a positive purpose behind EVERY behavior?  Yes, that’s right, a positive purpose behind EVERY behavior !   Behaving badly brings ...

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