Homework – “Does it work?” The first thing to look at is whose responsibility is the homework? When they are young we have to take the lead role as parents, however, as children grow up the responsibility should gently shift to the child. This allows the child to learn the consequences of not doing it […]
Discipline- “What is the best way to discipline my kids?”
Discipline- “What is the best way to discipline my kids?” Try to put yourself into the child’s shoes for a moment. How would you feel as the child being disciplined? Imagine if your parent took away your favourite toy or some other privilege? What feelings arise? Does it feel unfair? Do you feel disrespected? Taking […]
Screen time – “How much is too much?”
Screen time – “How much is too much?” Screen time, like a lot of tools, when used properly, can have a lot of benefits for children. There are some great educational sites and the trick is to pick your children’s sites carefully. However, like anything, it can misused. There is a lot of evidence now […]
Newmarket’s 1st parenting conference was heralded a huge success!
Newmarket’s 1st parenting conference was heralded a huge success! Over 50 parents and professionals, working with children and families, attended the ‘Everyday Magic by Ordinary People’, ‘Sharing Parenting’ Conference, on Thursday 3rd May, at Newmarket Memorial hall. Suzanne Pearson, from ‘Sharing Parenting’ said “The Parenting Conference was a huge success – it was good to […]