communication, Highly Sensitive Children, Parenting, School Age, SIngle Parent Life, Teens, toddlers

Why Strengths Based Parenting is Important for Both You and Your Child.

Our strengths can overcome our weaknesses. This fact has become more of a focus in psychology research in recent years. Discovering and building on peoples’ strengths (or your own) is a powerful tool in parenting too. It’s a fantastic way to encourage a positive self-image, hope and optimism for the future, and a sense of purpose. Read the full article to discover the two ways you can apply a strengths focus to parenting.

communication, Parenting, SIngle Parent Life, Teens

The positives of parenting tweens and teens: What’s going on inside your teen’s developing brain.

The adolescent years have a bad reputation for turning our sweet little children into hormonally driven, impulsive, lazy, moody teens, but--according to new research--the tween and teen years are really a time we can be excited about.

communication, Parenting, SIngle Parent Life, Teens

How to deal with difficult teenage behaviour (in a way that actually strengthens your relationship.)

Teenage behaviour can be very confusing. One minute our wonderful kids are engaged, chatty and motivated, the next they are argumentative, shut-off and illogical. Read about the latest research on the teenage brain and how you can manage difficult teenage behaviour and conflict better.

communication, Highly Sensitive Children, Parenting, SIngle Parent Life

How to survive change with less stress and happier kids

Change is never easy. As a parent how can you help your kids cope when you are struggling yourself? If you use these strategies to embrace change you may even find that the change becomes a positive experience, even if it doesn't seem like it at the time!