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Posts from the category: Behaviour Guidance

Parent Smarter, Not Harder: Encouraging Kids to Use Their Words

Use Your Words

We have a couple of routinely heard phrases in our house that on the surface might seem just too simple to actually work but I love it when parenting is simple and with time, support, love and consistency, simple things can work well with kids. What are these phrases you might ask? Well, they are … [Read more...]

Parent Smarter, Not Harder: The Cause to Pause

Parent Smarter, Not Harder: The Cause to Pause

"But I haven't finished talking!" "You never listen to what I am saying!" A few months ago I was hearing these two phrases (and others like) it much too regularly from Immy (who has just turned six). It would often be in response to my request for her to do something, with her trying to enter … [Read more...]

Parent Smarter, Not Harder: Develop an Escape Plan

Parent Smarter, Not Harder with an Escape Play via Childhood 101

This is the second post in the Parent Smarter, Not Harder series. A little about the series - I don’t claim to be any sort of parenting expert. Far from it. I am is a mum and an early childhood teacher who has worked with lots of families over many years. I read a lot. I try things out. Some things … [Read more...]

Parent Smarter, Not Harder: Don Your Superhero Cape

Parent Smarter, Not Harder: A series at Childhood 101

I don't claim to be any sort of parenting expert. Far from it. What I am is a mum and an early childhood teacher who has worked with lots of families over many years. I read a lot. I try things out. Some things work and some things don't. This monthly Parent Smarter, Not Harder series of posts is … [Read more...]

Talking Parenting: Sibling Rivalry

Sibling RIvalry 2 - An Everyday Story

This post is by regular contributor Kate Gribble of An Everyday Story. "Give it to ME!" "I was still using that!" "You have THAT one!".... a hit, a push, a grab, two screaming children. About a year ago I naively thought our family had somehow avoided the gauntlet of sibling rivalry. In … [Read more...]

Virtual Bookclub 101: Siblings Without Rivalry Section 7 & Afterword

Siblings Without Rivalry book club

Welcome back to the Childhood 101 virtual bookclub. We have been reading Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (find all SWR bookclub entries here), and in this post I am wrapping up Section 7, the Afterword and a few final thoughts of my own. My first thought on finishing … [Read more...]

Virtual Book Club 101: Siblings Without Rivalry Sections 5 & 6

Siblings Without Rivalry book club

Welcome back to the Childhood 101 virtual bookclub. We are currently reading Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (full bookclub details here), looking here at sections 5 & 6: Siblings in Roles and When the Kids Fight. Wow, these two sections were jam packed with … [Read more...]

Helping Children Manage BIG Emotions (Printable)

Childhood 101 | Managing BIG Emotions poster

Those who have been following our recent book club reading of Siblings Without Rivalry might recall that in my first reflection on the book I mentioned making a poster for our playroom which would serve as a reminder to both myself and Immy (and when she is bigger, AJ as well) of ways of dealing … [Read more...]