PRACTISING REALISTIC THINKING

All children experience worrying thoughts – this is normal. But sometimes these can become excessive, where they overestimate the likelihood and impact of them coming true. This can lead to a range of issues including poor sleep, a lack of focus at school, a reluctance to do things that are outside of their comfort zone and more. What can we do as parents to help our children through these situations?

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Susie Mogg
WHAT PARENTS SHOULD MAKE OF PARENTING STYLES

Parents don’t have to look far in the media for articles about different parenting styles and their effects on children’s development – ‘helicopter’ and ‘lawnmower’ parenting styles appear to be the styles du jour, but dig deeper and you’ll find references to attachment, tiger, permissive, authoritarian styles and more. As parents, what are we supposed to make of all of this?

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3 TIPS FOR STAYING COOL AND CALM

Are you finding your kids are losing their temper more quickly, perhaps because they haven’t had enough sleep? How many of you are finding your kids are quicker to tears than normal, maybe because they don’t have enough time to just ‘be’? Has the bickering between your siblings reached new levels?

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