Parenting is not an easy task and we know parents want to do the best by their children. Often life events can get in the way of our parenting and many parents face challenges with their child’s behaviour which they feel impacts on the parent-child relationship. To help parents feel more confident in coping with behaviour difficulties it is important to build a solid foundation within this relationship.
The links below are provided help to support the building of a secure and positive relationship with your child(ren).
LINKS & RESOURCES
LISTENING TO CHILDREN
A guide by NSPCC on improving communication with your children. "Children can’t always put their feelings into words, so listening to them includes paying attention to their actions and behaviour."
You can help your child learn and develop using daily routines, every day interactions and play. This guide provides ideas for learning in many areas of development
CHILD DEVELOPMENT STAGES
From birth through to adulthood children continually grow, develop, and learn. A child’s development can be measured through social, emotional, intellectual, physical and language developmental milestones. (Home Learning College)
HELP KIDS CONTROL THEIR ANGER
The forty activities in this workbook can help children learn positive ways to manage their anger, using the same techniques they would learn with professional counselors.
The teenage years can be a challenging time for both of you. Parents must adapt and gradually change expectations as young people experiment with adult-like activities from the safety of a solid home base. Here are 10 parenting tips for raising teenagers. (WebMD)
ALTERNATIVES TO SMACKING
Children enrich our lives with their joyful energy, their laughter and their uncomplicated spontaneity. They need to explore, experiment and discover as they learn. But children do get tired like us, and they do make mistakes (Barnardos)