Shyness Doesn’t Need Fixing

Shyness Doesn’t Need Fixing

If someone says your child is shy, it’s rarely intended as a compliment and you probably don’t take it as one. You should. Shyness is Not an Illness Shyness is a personality trait. Some of the nicest people are shy. Shy people tend to be attentive listeners: they are...
Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling rivalry is extremely common. It happens in every household with more than one child, and it happens at every age. It’s a common challenge for parents (as you and your siblings probably were for your parents!). How then do you deal with it without turning your...
Don’t Say Sorry

Don’t Say Sorry

Before a child can apologise, and mean it, they must realise they’ve done something wrong – a concept pre-schoolers don’t generally grasp because they have a very underdeveloped theory of mind. The presumption that others have a mind is termed a ‘theory of...
They’re Watching You

They’re Watching You

Your children. No matter what their age, your children are watching you. They’re watching and they see everything. The see how much time you spend on social media and watching TV, how you react to other people in your life, how you eat your meals, how well you tidy up...
Make Time to Talk with Children

Make Time to Talk with Children

There is nothing more engaging to me than having a conversation with a three, four, or five-year-old. And I do mean a shared conversation – a two-way dialogue that travels wherever our thoughts take us. Children of all ages enjoy talking with the adults in their...