Category Archives for Parenting

Parenting after seperation

When a couple decide to separate, it often becomes a game of who can hurt the other one the most.  It doesn’t start out that way intentionally, however it comes about because rather than move through the hurt and grief and seek professional help, most people will bottle it up and build up a resentment to their […]

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Behaviour Modification

Behaviour modification What is behaviour modification? Behaviour modification is the process of recognising undesirable behaviours and teaching and encouraging alternative positive behaviours in their place.  For example, if a child always throws a tantrum when asked to get dressed in the morning. Rather than focus on the negative behaviour (the tantrum) and reacting to the […]

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Online Parenting Classes

Online parenting classes Unfortunately, children don’t come with an operation manual.  Whilst parenting comes naturally to some, for the most part it is a struggle as we negotiate all the twists and turns that come with parenthood.  Just when you think you have it mastered, along comes another phase to work out and learn to […]

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Teenage depression

What is teenage depression? Depression is a mental illness that affects many people of all ages and in varying degrees.  While we all undergo some times of sadness or feeling low, those that have depression are dealing with these feelings not only for an extended period of time but to a much more severe degree […]

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Behaviour Management

What is Behaviour Management? Behaviour management is the process of putting in place strategies to recognise and acknowledge positive behaviour by a child either individually or children as a group such as in a school environment.   It is based around having the standards in place to ensure ongoing positive behaviour and the necessary strategies to […]

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Bullying Facts

Bullying fact 1.Bullying is not the same as the teasing we know of in a silly schoolyard situation where children tease each other. Teasing and bullying are very different things. Teasing or ribbing is light hearted and is a one off, not a continuous attempt to undermine the child or person it is directed to.Bullying fact […]

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Definition of bullying

The Oxford Dictionary defines bullying as “Use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force them to do something”.The real life definition of bullying is someone who uses physical strength, emotional blackmail and verbal threats towards another human being to intimidate, harass, belittle and degrade them.We joke about “being a bully” when we […]

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