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 the one being intense and suffocating toward their friends.
How to help your teen create a healthy personal identity
During the teenage years is when children start to develop their own personal identity, separate from their parents. Dr Arne discusses the practical things that parents can do to encourage…
How to teach your child to support others who are being bullied
So what do you do as a parent when your child comes to you with the problem of someone else being bullied, or perhaps they have witnessed some disturbing or upsetting…
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?
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…
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…
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.
What to do when your child has no friends
(5:01 mins) Tween friendships are built on respect, trust, shared stories and having fun. Sometimes you have to teach your child how to be a friend before they can find them in real life.
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.
Mean girls and king pins: A parent’s guide to dealing with bullying
(4:13 mins) Bullying is all about power and there are lots of things parents can do to make sure kids don't give their's up too easily.
When friends fallout – a parent’s guide to tween friendships
(5:35 mins) The tween attitude is all about defining themselves, but that doesn't mean parents can't put some limits in place to make life more livable.