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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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…
Tweens and privacy – how much is too much?
(2:31 mins) As kids get older they deserve some privacy, but there's a process involved, based on trust.
Helping children make friends
(3:46 mins) Making and keeping friends can be a challenge even for adults. How can we help our kids?
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.
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…