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Earning my teenagers respect

Earning my teenagers respect

Respect is something earned and it is certainly not automatically given.  Earning respect takes time and develops when you display congruency in both your actions and your words.   Struggling to earn your child’s respect, you might need to change how you are connecting with your child.  Try these simple tips to get you started. 1.     Children mimic what they see Recently I went to Disney on Ice.  The venue car park was full and staff were turning cars away in their droves.  I was flabbergasted how many people were abusing these hard working individuals whilst their children looked on. ...

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Weaning a toddler takes patience, perseverance & preparation

Weaning a toddler takes patience, perseverance & preparation

First the good news! You actually don’t need to wean a toddler unless you really want to or your toddler is ready to be weaned. Did you know that World Health Organisation (WHO) recommend breastfeeding up to and beyond 2 years of age? In underdeveloped countries in particular this may be a child’s only food & certainly the safest. Meanwhile in Australia I’m sure you can think of any number of people who would be horrified to hear that you are still breastfeeding a toddler. Well guess what! It’s their problem not yours. Using the definition that a toddler is ...

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Learning about money: Successfully teaching its value to my child who thinks it grows on trees

Learning about money: Successfully teaching its value to my child who thinks it grows on trees

And just like that, you wondered what happened? Your child is asking for this toy, that game, and wanting expensive, brand name clothes. Happiness researchers say that spending money on others makes us feel good. But spending in what capacity?   Nothing in life is free Next time you go to a store with your child, avoid succumbing to his unrelenting attempt to get him the latest toy, game, or expensive piece of clothing. You may think that buying him a toy to bribe him in order “to be good in the store” is going to be the answer. The ...

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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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House of screams – Can’t take the screaming anymore, try laughing instead & other tactics that work!  

House of screams – Can’t take the screaming anymore, try laughing instead & other tactics that work!   

Ever feel like you live in the House Of Screams? An assortment of screaming and crying, emitting from your home everyday. There are days, when I feel like the people in the next suburb can hear what is coming from our house. The kids scream at each other. They scream at me. I’m screaming back at them. And then my husband comes home, and he has his turn yelling at the kids because I’ve had enough for the day. < insert audible sigh here > I don’t know how I became this person who screams all the time, gets frustrated ...

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