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Promoting Positive Behaviours

Promoting Positive Behaviours

Being a parent is the most wonderful thing in the world. It certainly isn’t the easiest job but can be a very positive experience. We all need a little bit of support in our lives and some of us are more open to asking for that support than others. Nobody hands us a book of instruction when we have our ... Read More »

How to Support Your Child through Bullying: Part 1

How to Support Your Child through Bullying: Part 1

Bullying facts: Sometimes, when we talk about bullying, we aren’t sure about what it actually is. Bullying can include hurting another person’s feelings and undermining their confidence and self-esteem through words, actions or social exclusion. It is usually a pattern of behaviour rather than a one-time occurrence.  It can sometimes be difficult for parents to recognise the signs of bullying ... Read More »

How to Support Your Child through Bullying: Part 2

How to Support Your Child through Bullying: Part 2

With technology developing so quickly it can be difficult to keep up with all the advances and new forms of communication our children can be exposed to. Parents and children need to stay up to date on the risks, and children need to know how to look after themselves whenever they use the internet or their mobile phones. Here are ... Read More »

The Power of Play

The Power of Play

Why is it important to play with your child? Children learn through play.  It is their language.  As they roll around on the ground, play pretend games or paint and draw, they test their physical strength, they set up problems and they find solutions; “Teddy has a broken leg, we must find ways of making teddy better”.  As they talk, ... Read More »

Tips for Tantrums

Tips for Tantrums

Disciplining small children sounds dramatic. The word discipline can sometimes have negative connotations as we associate it with punishment or a harsh regimen. In fact, discipline for toddlers and pre-schoolers, really means giving them boundaries, structures and limits to guide them and to keep them safe. There are very few small children who are wilfully bold but there are many ... Read More »