How to help children to make friends
Teaching children how to make friends is a really important life skill that they will carry into their adult years. Claire talks us through some great steps to teach our kids when trying to make new friends, how to join a conversation and the essence of being a good friend.
Strengthening Teens Against Peer Pressure
Peer pressure is a very normal part of adolescence. As parents, there are things we can do to help our children withstand some of these pressures.
Helping tweens deal with disappointment
Disappointment forges strength, perseverance, and resilience, so we need to support our kids through challenges, not try and clear them out of the way.
What to do about the child who only wants intense, suffocating friendships
In this video, Claire explores how parents can help a child who is being suffocated by a particular friend and also what to do about it if your child is…
Why children don’t tell anyone they are being bullied
Often by the time parents hear about the bullying that has been taken place, it has been going on for quite some time. This can lead to us as parents…
All friendships have their ups and downs, but when it comes to toxic friendships, what do parents need to know and how can we teach our children about the damaging…
How to gradually build independence in tweens
(5:09 mins) Becoming an adult takes practice, that starts in the tween years. It's the little things parents do that enable kids to build up the skills to look after themselves.
Adolescents and Friendships: What Parents Need to Know
During the teen years, friendships and a need to belong become a very significant part of life. It's important to understand how real this is and how you can best…
What to do if bullying doesn’t stop
So what is a parent to do if the bullying doesn't stop? You've informed the school and are working with your child, but what if this is not enough? Rachel…
How much is too much for after-school activities?
(4:07 mins) It's all about balance. No matter how much they do, kids need time to rest, play and get their homework done.
Helping your child navigate dating, relationships and break ups
Inevitably at some point in your child's life, they are going to enter the world of dating, relationships, and breakups. Here you can find out what you need to know…