Strong Willed Children and getting their co-operation post-image

I think many parents would say they have a strong-willed child. Certainly, most will have experienced it when their children were toddlers, and if you’re not at this stage yet, you will almost certainly experience it again when your kids are teenagers. Even in between these two, often apocalyptic, eras in a child’s life, many children will have strong opinions and desires that clash with our own. Why am I writing about this this month – because boy oh boy, have I had a month of a strong-willed 3 year old and it’s got me thinking.

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Tackling challenging behaviour post-image

Do you want to know how to get your kids to listen to you? To do things the first time they are asked and to consider others? These top tips will help The Power of Describe It sounds a little strange doesn’t it – describing things to help you tackle challenges with your children! I know, I think it sounds odd too. What I also know is that it works.

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Treat your children as you would like to be treated yourself post-image

Treat your children as you would treat an adult! This isn’t as obvious as it sounds! But if you want your children to start listening to what you ask them to do, it is an important step in the right direction. The motivation for me to write this post was personal. I was desperately trying to get my small daughter to bed a few nights ago. However, it was a night where my husband had ended up in hospital (minor problem) and I had to get the kids to bed quickly so I could take him an overnight bag.

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Sibling Fighting and how you can help post-image

Sibling fighting is one of the most common and hardest problems parents face. It can feel incessant when children argue and fight over every tiny thing and are so horrible to each other. You feel like you can’t leave them on their own and yet, when your children are separate, they are the lovely kids that you hoped you would have. Sibling fighting can drive parents to the end of their tether.

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Temper Tantrums and meltdowns! post-image

As a parent, one of the hardest things to deal with is when your child has a temper tantrum. With a 2 or 3-year-old, if you’re lucky, other parents may nod and smile at you and say, ‘Ah the terrible twos’ or ‘Oh yes, I had a threenager too!’ If you’re unlucky you will be around people that haven’t got small children, maybe in a shopping centre or on a bus or train and you will see people staring at you and you will feel very judged.

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Back to School Blues post-image

Does your child not want to go back to school? If so, we have the same problem in our house at the end of every school holiday! I can almost predict the first time my son will say, “I don’t want to go to school tomorrow” the day before school starts and will then repeat on and off for the following 12-24 hours. If your children are also like this it can be quite worrying.

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