I don’t remember who said it first but the best way to stop sibling rivalry and sibling squabbles is… to not have siblings.
By: Rachel Doherty
Teenagers have a reputation for being selfish, but it’s better for parents to see this behaviour as self-centred instead.
Dear Dr Justin,
My husband and my 9 year-old son are constantly fighting. It’s little niggles here and there. But it is non stop. They are constantly talking past each other and he (my husband) has started getting really angry. How can we make things better between them?
Dear Dr Justin
My kids are in a lot of after-school activities. They swim and play a musical instrument each. Two of them do drama, and all three are in Saturday sport. My husband and I are arguing about how much is too much. It’s impacting on our time together as a family, and our budget. But the kids are tired and don’t seem to love much of what they’re doing even though they’ve chosen it. I want them to do less. My husband wants them to keep going and also wants to add maths tutoring. Is there any research to tell us what is right and wrong? When I was a kid, I played netball. That was it. I’d love some advice. My kids are 5, 7, and 10.
By: Ally Barnes
My hubby and I are expecting our first baby, and to help get us prepared, I’ve been asking friends for their best advice.
By: Duncan Robinson
A year into my daughter’s schooling career, I’m realising something: asking the question ‘how was school today?’ gets about as much response as it does when my wife asks me, ‘how was work today?’
“I’ve got a question for you”, the cab driver stated expectantly. I was on my way to give a talk about parenting. He had asked where I was going and why, and his eyes lit up when he found out what I do for work.
Parents of preschoolers can put themselves under a whole lot of pressure, barking out orders and trying to juggle everything under the sun, with the hope their children will turn out right.
But there’s a better way. Tim Sanford offers some simple advice about giving your children a choice and a voice to help them prepare for the future.
By: Rachel Doherty | Tweens 2 Teen
It’s not long now until the kids go back to school! But there’s still time to squeeze in a few last minute activities to keep that holiday feeling going.
By: Clare Bruce
If you can get a child to love reading, you’re giving them a gift for life—and fulfilling all kinds of psychological needs at the same time.