Author Archives: Judith-Rose Max

I'm Judith-Rose Max, the founder of Happy Parenting and a mother of three fantastic girls.Despite having a natural instinct for parenting, there were times when I struggled and there were those distressing times when I felt myself turning into the parent I’d vowed never to be! I searched for the right resources and while I found some, it was hard to access everything I wanted and needed in one place. I decided to go to the experts in their field and I now work in conjunction with the experts to deliver practical parenting tips and traps. Happy Parenting empowers mums and dads with easily accessible solutions to everyday parenting challenges. You can find the experts, parenting resources and Happy Kids at www.happyparenting.com.au

#Dailytips for parents – Mornings

#Dailytips for parents – Mornings

  Plan what you can and let go of what you cannot. Before you hit the sheets tonight, get organised for your morning – these are some of the things you can do: Kids: Check with kids they have their school bags packed, (homework inside) Confirm they have everything they need to take the next day Are school clothes laid out, After school activity “stuff” packed Do they know how they are getting home?/ What they are doing after school? (Especially little ones just starting school, write them a note/ draw a picture so that they can refer to it ...

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Re-energise yourself these holidays

Re-energise yourself these holidays

Holidays are fabulous, plenty of opportunities to connect and interact with your kids, the family and your partner but there is little time to do the mundane things like shopping, dishes, washing, cleaning and ironing, let alone get a moment for yourself to take in the silence. – Unless you enlist the help of family members of course. So in a nutshell, there seems to be no time to re-energise and reinvigorate yourself so that you can be your very best self throughout the holidays. 5 ways to re-energise yourself and stay in high spirits during the holidays. 1. While ...

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How my resolution turned me into a better parenting role model

How my resolution turned me into a better parenting role model

Every year as the countdown to the new year begins, we are inundated with social media messages enticing us to make our New Year’s resolution, spend our dollars, be drawn into the promise of the next year being our best year ever. Have you sworn to yourself that this year will be different, you will stick to your resolution and finally achieve the goals you set for yourself? Have you promised yourself, “This year I will… lose weight, get married, start a business, have a baby, stop smoking, get organised, stop yelling, get fit… The list is endless, and for ...

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Stop stress-related parenting health problems

Stop stress-related parenting health problems

  Did you know that 88% of working parents suffer stress-related health problems? A resounding 64% expressed suffering extreme fatigue, 59% experienced anxiety and 44% unhealthy weight gain. (1) Are you physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted? Are the kids sometimes just irritants? Does it feel like every day is a huge struggle, and all you can see, for years and years ahead, is more of the same…? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I have one more for you: “What are you doing to take care of the most important asset in your family – and ...

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How to respectfully inspire your child to show respect

How to respectfully inspire your child to show respect

We all want to be respected, don’t we, the difficulty lies in that when emotions flare, respect seems to pick up and walk straight out the door.   So as the parent what do you need to stop doing to start getting your child to act respectfully?   1.   Stop yelling at your child You have undoubtedly heard this before, you know you should not yell, you want to talk to your children, but somehow they keep pushing your buttons and you react rather than respond the way you want to.   As a person, you have always been able ...

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