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

Solving the real parenting dilemma

Solving the real parenting dilemma

A Happy Parenting Community Member has asked me if I believe in corporal punishment, in response to an article called “The great parenting debate to spank or not to spank.” For me, the answer to this question is easy, in my opinion THERE IS NO DEBATE. As a person, as a parent and as a parenting coach I can emphatically say, SPANKING IS A NO-GO ZONE. I also believe that an emotional beating is equal, if not more destructive, than a physical beating. What I want to do is alter the way you think about spanking; I totally want to ...

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How to stop yo-yo parenting in its tracks

How to stop yo-yo parenting in its tracks

When kids play up it is so hard to focus your attention in so many directions, and hold it all together yourself so here are some tips on how to stop yo-yo parenting and parent harmoniously instead. 1.     Check your vitals first Are you tired, hungry, overwhelmed, or are you just plain cranky? – I hate to admit it, but I know I can get as grumpy as my kids do when they are tired, hungry, or overwhelmed. Take a deep breath and hold it for a minute before you say anything! I am serious, being conscious of what you ...

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1 Simple Step To Pick Your Battles With Your Kids

1 Simple Step To Pick Your Battles With Your Kids

Could you imagine if you were to ask your child to do something and they instantly listened and complied? Probably hard to believe that this is even possible – well it might not be altogether possible, however if you are able to pick your battles that you want to focus on, then knowing what the key battles are, would certainly help. Of course, how do you choose what you will fight about or which battles you will pick? There are so many important lessons we as parents want to impart. And we find it hard to miss any opportunity to teach. For me, the ...

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Stop living the family life you hate!

Stop living the family life you hate!

Warning, today I won’t be telling you what you want to hear! My desire for you, is to live the family life you love! For me, becoming a parent has been the greatest opportunity for growth and self-development I have ever experienced. Somehow, watching my kids alerted me to every element of my life. The things I love and the things I hate. I see this as a bonus do over – you get the chance to address and resolve your life to become the best you possible. Being a parent is undoubtedly the hardest job in the world, but ...

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How To Fix It When You Make A Parenting Mistake

How To Fix It When You Make A Parenting Mistake

Parenting mistakes come in all shapes and sizes. There are the low impact mistakes, like running late to collect your kid and forgetting to buy the paper they need for their project and then there are the other types of stuff up. The time when you can’t stop thinking about your actions, wish you hadn’t said the things you said to your child. The critical mistakes like saying something mean, yelling at your kids or reacting in a way that you wish you hadn’t. Mistakes are either intentional or accidental, and sometimes they even occur and as you are making ...

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