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What Is ‘Whole Brain’ Parenting?

...d you to come in for your bath. It’s upsetting when you have to stop doing something fun to do something you don’t really want to do”. Remember that while the issue might seem trivial to you, it’s real and upsetting for your child. Dismissing your child’s concerns or responding with logic will only keep them stuck. Tip #2: Help Your Child Calm Down If your child is really distressed, their action ...

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Cutting In Teens: Why Do Teens Cut?

...household medications, or sleeping in your child’s room. Tip #5: Seek Professional Help If your child is self-harming seek help from a clinical psychologist. A clinical psychologist can help to identify the function of your child’s self-harm so that your child can learn more adaptive coping strategies and skills for tolerating intense distress without self-harm. A clinical psychologist can also provide you with st ...

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Parenting: How To Be A Better Parent

...ort them afterwards. And here’s where things get messy. The ripple effect of your action is this. Your partner feels betrayed, hurt, and annoyed that you undermined them in front of your child. A wedge is driven between your child and your partner. Your child learns that they don’t have to listen to what mum/dad says, because you’ve inadvertently reinforced that mum/dad is wrong. But the biggest ripple really is this – ...

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6 Steps To Raising Emotionally Intelligent Kids

...ice and tune into your child’s emotions Step 3 See your child’s emotionality as an opportunity for teaching and connection Step 4 Listen without problem solving. Ask open ended questions, and explore what’s going on for your child. Step 5 Help your child label their emotion. Help them describe what they’re feeling. Step 6 If you think that your child has calmed down and his or her emot ...

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Parenting: What To Do When Discipline Doesn’t Work

...any parents don’t really know how to play with their kids. It can be daunting and awkward when faced with spending a focused amount of time getting into your child’s world. So here are some tips to help you connect with your child with PRIDE: P: Praise Give your child descriptive praise and specific praise e.g. “That’s a very colourful picture you’ve drawn, I like how you’ve used different shades of green&r ...

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6 Tips For Parenting Teens In Their HSC Year

...time?” “If the worst happened (which is unlikely) and you couldn’t get it done, what would we do and who could we speak to to fix the situation?” Tip #2: Keep Perspective Provide unwavering support for your child’s goals, but if your child is putting themselves under too much pressure help them to keep the HSC in perspective. Despite the hype, the HSC is not the be-all and end-all, and there are nearly always other ways to...

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7 Tips To Help Your Toddler Follow Instructions

...hild learns that they don’t need to listen to what you say Tip #7:Praise Good Listening If your child complies with a request and demonstrates good listening, praise their efforts. Make sure you use specific praise so your child understands exactly what it is they’ve done to deserve your praise. Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children, adolescent ...

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4 Tips To Help You Manage Fussy Eating In Toddler’s

...o offer meal choices, but limit choices to two or three. Don’t offer to make your toddler whatever they want to eat or it will become a game. If your toddler wants to feed themselves, let them. Cut their food into bite size pieces and allow them to try using a large spoon or their fingers. Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults,...

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Parenting: How To Parent Active, Inattentive Toddlers

.... If you’re not able to follow through avoid giving instructions – when you don’t follow through with instructions, your child learns that they don’t need to listen to what you say. Praise Good Listening If your child complies with a request and demonstrates good listening, praise their efforts. Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children ...

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6 Tips To Prevent Toddler Tantrums

...ere appropriate offer a choice – “would you like juice or water with lunch?” Just make sure you’re happy with both of the choices you offer; offering juice and then reneging on this will escalate rather than de-escalate your child’s frustration. Tip #4: Know Your Child’s Early Warning Signs Tantrums can often be prevented with early intervention so know your child’s early warning signs. Be especially ...

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