Top tips

  • We all know that parenting is a very rewarding job but can also be an incredibly hard job at times. Sometimes all you need is a little advice for those tense moments or just reassurance that what you are doing is right. 

    Our Top Tips suggest a few ways to help with specific situations which might sometimes prove challenging.  They could make your life easier to manage, as well as help to build more positive relationships within your family.

    We hope you find them useful.

    Bedtime without battles

    “Any kid will run any errand for you if you ask at bedtime” – Red Skelton.

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    Fuss free mealtimes

    “It’s vitally important that children learn the habit of healthy eating when they are young. Good eating habits last a lifetime and diet is one of the most important steps towards a lifetime of good health.” – Juliette Kellow

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    Getting Your Child to Listen

    “A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to” – Robert Brault.

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    Homework without the Hassle

    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr Seuss

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    “Low Cost/No Cost” Activities

    “In bringing up children, spend on them half as much money and twice as much time.” – Anon.

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    Mornings without mayhem

    “When you’re calm and present, you become a calming presence” – Anon.

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    Parenting in the Digital Age

    “I fear the day technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” – Albert Einstein

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    Teenagers without trauma

    “If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders” – Abigail Van Buren.

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