Category Archives: Relationships

Are your thoughts & language directly affecting your child’s response to you?

Are your thoughts & language directly affecting your child’s response to you?

Parenting Law of Attraction Have you ever considered that…the language we use, the thoughts we have about our children and the action we take are a direct link to the behaviour we get back?  The Law of Attraction states that: ‘I attract to myself, whatever I give my focus, attention, or thoughts to; whether wanted or unwanted’ or the way Ilike to think of it: ‘What we give most thought to is what we get back’ So when it comes to your children, your relationships and your family…What are you giving most thought and attention to? Is it that: The ...

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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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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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I do 95% of the parenting – 10 ways to get more support from my partner?

I do 95% of the parenting – 10 ways to get more support from my partner?

I think we can all agree that parenting solo is hard work.  But what if you feel like you are parenting solo, even though you are in a stable romantic relationship?  Parenting without the support of your partner can be exhausting, stressful, frustrating and lonely. So what can be done? 1.   Start by considering honestly and without blame, how you came to be doing 95% of the parenting. Does your partner agree that you do the majority of the parenting? Or does your partner think that he or she is putting in a fair share?  Are expectations around gender roles a factor?  ...

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Saying No to Granny’s Kisses

Saying No to Granny’s Kisses

When families get together, relatives have a tendency to swoop down on young children and slather them with hugs and kisses.  From Granny’s point of view, this is a darling child she hasn’t seen for weeks, or possibly months.  But things look different for the young child.   Who is this stranger? I don’t remember her. Those kisses are too juicy. I don’t want to be hugged like that.   Some children are ready for an affectionate reunion at any time, but many kids need help setting boundaries. Kids have the right not to be touched – even by Granny ...

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