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Ezine – Unintentionally we can make our Children’s Tantrums Worse

This is a shorter version of the post that went viral…about Karpman’s Drama Triangle and our behaviours during our children’s tantrums. This time, I have used an example of our 11 yo wanting to watch the tele before school. http://ezinearticles.com/?Parents!-Sometimes,-We-Unintentionally,-Make-Our-Childrens-Tantrums-Worse!&id=7930498Continue reading

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The Importance of Seeing People – REALLY Seeing Them

When I realised how much I struggled with eye-contact, about six years-ago, it has been a favourite experiment of mine to see how well other people are doing. The results, of my unmoderated experiment, are not good. Most people seem to have … Continue reading

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Home Menus: Unexpected Benefits for Parents of Fussy Eaters

People who read this, and know my lovely husband Craig, will know what I mean when I say he’s more relaxed than a sofa. He has a classic Tortoise temperament – solid, salt-of-the-earth and he never sweats the small stuff. … Continue reading

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Parenting Trick: The Power of Three

Often when people speak to me about their children’s non-compliance (over small reasonable requests), the dreaded word – consistency – pops up. Consistency is an ideal and probably not what most parents can realistically manage – we all have bad … Continue reading

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Conscious Behaviour Begins at Home

Conscious awareness of our own behaviour will appear naturally, and in bursts, throughout our childhood and early adulthood, but only if the early work is done by our parents or by the social environment in which we live. For Mr Butterfly, … Continue reading

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For Parents: Emotional Support v Emotional Indulgence

Maturity, as many of you already know, is the main aim Craig and I have for our children. We define maturity as having all the aspects that Daniel Goleman identified as Emotional Intelligence: persistence; delayed gratification; planning; organisation; empathy; impulse control; social deftness; motivation … Continue reading

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Two Temperaments + Two Power Tantrums = Mother with a Sense of Humour!

In order to keep me on my toes, our two lovely eldest sons decided to have Power Tantrums on the same morning. Luckily, I’d had a good night’s sleep and was in the right frame of mind to deal with … Continue reading

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