Posts from the category: Parenting Tweens

Family Meetings: Make Them Work For Your Family

How to Make Family Meetings Work for Your Family

Sitting at the table on a Sunday evening I watched as my three kids worked out a pretty big squabble they had had earlier that week. They were listening attentively to each other and figuring things out with very little help. If you have more than one kid then you know that siblings don’t always … [Read more...]

9 Reasons Research Shows That Family Mealtimes Matter

9 Reasons Research Shows That Family Mealtimes Matter

Long work hours, dancing classes, sporting events, school or community meetings - there are many potential interruptions to the act of gathering the family together around the dining table in today's busy family schedule but the research shows that making a regular commitment is worth the effort, … [Read more...]

What Your Child Needs Most When They’re Angry

What your child needs most when they're angry

Her voice is shrill and loud. Her hands clenched. She repeats the words over and over, each time more vehemently. It is not me or my actions that have triggered her anger and frustration but I am the target of the feelings that overwhelm her. I feel my own frustration levels rise as once again I am … [Read more...]

Help! My Child is Being Bullied

My Child Is Being Bullied! ACT: An Action Plan for Parents

By definition: "Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems." … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Safe & Responsible Online

Practical Tips for Keeping Our Kids Safe & Responsible Online

Today I am excited to welcome Martine of The Modern Parent - a mum, speaker, writer, educator and family counsellor, to share practical strategies for keeping our kids safe and responsible online. Kids today are really no different to how we were as children. They want to play and create and … [Read more...]

Be Your Child’s Champion Without The Pressure

Positive Parenting: Be Your Child's Champion WIthout the Pressure

Immy is currently rehearsing for her very first competition dancing solo. She has danced in one comp before - in two group numbers, but this time she is going solo! She has been training for months and seems quietly confident but I am just a bundle of nerves. Based on our experience at the last … [Read more...]

Parenting Digital Natives: Tweens and Technology

Parenting Digital Natives: Tips for Navigating Your Tweens' Use of Technology

This post is part of the Parenting Tweens series by Kate Fairlie of Picklebums. A digital native is a person who was born during or after the general introduction of digital technologies and through interacting with digital technology from an early age, has a greater comfort level using it. … [Read more...]

Parenting Tweens: Tips for Avoiding a Battle Over Chores

Parenting Tweens: Tips for Avoiding a Battle Over Chores

This post is part of the Parenting Tweens series by regular contributor Kate Fairlie of Picklebums. Getting your tweens to help with chores can seem like a battle you'd rather not fight right now, but it's worth it, really it is!  Helping around house is good for tweens, not only because it helps … [Read more...]