Tonight I spoke at Grace pre-school in Bondi, Sydney.The topic I was given was "Positive Parenting" which is the credo of the school. I totally agree that that is the way to go.
One aspect of positive parenting is to forget making and enforcing rules. Rather seek to motivate your children.
Many parents I work with try to force, make, get, insist, coerse their children to do something they want. It is revealed in questions and comments such as:
“ How do I get Billy to stay Read more [...]
Sometimes our children do not listen to us because they are confused or overloaded. We speak to them as if they have the mind and the memory of an adult.
Practical illustration: You ask your eight- year- old to tidy her room. When you check, only the garbage bin was emptied. You are furious. You think your daughter did not listen and misbehaved.
What really happened was a miscommunication. You see, you saw the big picture and knew what tidying was required. What you wanted was for Read more [...]
For those of you who live in Queensland, I am pleased to announce that I will talking in Brisbane on Sunday 10 October, at Brisbane Synagogue Memorial Hall, 98 Margaret Street, Brisbane.
I will be talking on two topics;
- 2pm I will be talking on how to gain cooperation without anger or tears, please follow the following link for more information http://www.chabadbrisbane.com/1285030
- 8pm I will revealing the secret to building your child's self esteem, please follow the following link for more Read more [...]
Lots and lots of families have little child-raising hiccups that cause big headaches all round! The good news is that these little problems can often be fixed with little, easy solutions that can make a big difference to a family’s cohesiveness and happiness.
I have recently received a number of enquiries about my Become a Better Parent online course and want to share details of it for those interested.
This course is made up of six sections. The course is based on a wholistic approach to Read more [...]