Sibling fighting and what you can do about it

Is sibling fighting driving you crazy? Are you sick of being the referee? Most parents are ok with sibling fighting some of the time, but what if it is nearly all of the time? When siblings are always fighting parents need to get involved. Here are FIVE ways to reduce sibling fighting and increase harmony … Continue reading Sibling fighting and what you can do about it

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Homework meltdowns – 5 things you can do

“I suck at maths!” my son shouts as he hurries away from the kitchen table and stomps down the hall. I force myself to wait in space, instead of running behind him. I notice how I hold my breath when this happens, it’s so stressful. How parents respond in this moment determines what happens next. … Continue reading Homework meltdowns – 5 things you can do

Help there’s fireworks in my house!

When your child or teen is exploding around your ears the last thing they need is a parent who joins in.  It’s like pouring petrol on a fire.  Parents are well aware of this already but isn’t it just SO HARD to be the flexible, understanding adult some times? Keeping calm when our buttons are … Continue reading Help there’s fireworks in my house!