How to teach your child to deal with bullying using comebacks not insults
How can you teach your child the right response to a bully? Rachel talks through practical tips that you can give to your children and even role play with them, to deter bullies and nasty behaviour.
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…
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.
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.
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…
What you need to know about 7 and 8 year old girls – when the social nastiness gets going
What is happening in our 7 and 8 year old girl's development that causes changes in behaviour around this age? Claire discusses what is going on in their brains and…
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…
What to do if your child is in fact being bullied in person or online
If your child is, in fact, being bullied, whether online or in person, what is the next step and how do you go about it in the right way?
What to do about the socially anxious child?
When should parents be concerned about their child's social anxiety? Claire discusses the steps you can take to help your child when it comes to this difficult situation.
Parenting Lambs – our more sensitive kids
(3:56 mins) Have you got a sensitive, shy ‘lamb’ in your family? Here’s some tips for supporting them.
Do you make your child say I’m sorry?
Knowing how important it is for us to get along with others, we can become really focused on making sure our children mind their manners. This often includes making our…