Parenting Tips

Nine Tips For Raising A Confident Girl

M Rafiq | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Parents
M Rafiq

As a parent, you can help your daughter believe in her full potential and build her self-esteem to navigate through life's trickiest moments. Here's what you need to do to build her resilience and confidence:

Stop Yourself From Getting Triggered By Your Teen's Revision Behaviour, Part Two

Lucy Parsons | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Parents
Lucy Parsons

It's exam season. It feels like every time you speak to your teenager about how they're getting on with their revision you get into a fight. You feel out of control, you desperately want to support them to do their best and you're ashamed of how you're failing in your interactions with them.

Stop Yourself From Getting Triggered By Your Teen's Revision Behaviour

Lucy Parsons | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents
Lucy Parsons

What you need to do is visualise the kind of parent you want to be in exam season and start behaving in this way - no matter what you get back from your teen. Even if they don't thank you now, they'll see how hard you tried when they look back in years to come and start to meet you halfway.

A Millennial Approach To Co-Parenting

Sarah Abell | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Abell

The exciting thing is that when it comes to exactly how they divide or share roles, couples today are being much more creative and intentional about how they parent together. We need a new vernacular that better represents those couples looking to do things differently.

Winging It. Returning To Work With Two Children

Jeni Dibley-Rouse | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Parents
Jeni Dibley-Rouse

I returned to work at the beginning of this year after chid number two and I can safety say that we have been winging it ever since. Over three years ago I returned to work after my first child and I can't really remember it being a terrible time and we did decide on having another child so it must have been ok?

Things You Should Talk About Before Having A Baby

Saira Aspinall | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Parents
Saira Aspinall

Sleep deprivation coupled with that unsettling, guilt-inducing sense of being 'trapped' at home whilst my husband went out into the world - speaking to adults, drinking hot coffee, going to Pret - definitely contributed to my rage, but I think the real issue was the difference that was beginning to show itself in our approach to children and parenting.

More Seizures And Epilepsy Awareness

Katy Mann | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Mann

It's been a rather eventful couple of weeks here. I posted on Facebook that I made it to school without my wheelchair one day. Oh how the universe laughed at me. It's all been downhill ever since. My seizures have been terrible the past two weeks.

Tips For Parenting With Epilepsy

Katy Mann | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Parents
Katy Mann

I was diagnosed with epilepsy almost a year ago now and one of the toughest challenges for me has been looking after my two children, James (9) and Emily (5). I have atonic seizures, which means I fall several times a day

How To Help Your Children Ace The New GCSEs

Eddy Chan | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Parents
Eddy Chan

Exams seem to be emerging as a new battleground not only for children, but schools, government and now seem to be responsible for dragging parents into a new fear spiral. It's a very different world from when we were kids.

The Most Liberating Piece Of Parenting Advice. Ever

Amy Ransom | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Parents
Amy Ransom

Because when I asked the other parent, 'How on earth do you entertain them ALL day?' they said, 'We don't. It's not our job to amuse them all of the time. They have to learn to amuse themselves. Out of boredom comes creativity. And when there's no media kids have to find other stuff to do.'

Survive The Day With A Toddler And A Newborn

Hannah Jull | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents
Hannah Jull

We picked a bit of an inconvenient time to move internationally to a location with no support network. If you haven't made this kind of ludicrously-timed decision then you should let family and friends help when they offer. With the toddler or with the newborn or just for a bit of company along the way.

How To Teach Your Child Musicality

Joss Astle | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Parents
Joss Astle

How can we harness the power in music, to help us on our parenting journey? How can we best use music to bond with our children, to share joyful moments, to play and to comfort? How can we teach musicality?

Are You Pretending To Be Something You're Not?

Cai Graham | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cai Graham

I used to dread going to parties - and when I did, I was terrified. I worried that people would laugh at me for being unpopular, a bad dancer, too quiet, too loud (you name it). I used to watch the different cliques; the sporty ones, the cool ones, the musical ones ... wondering when was I ever going to just fit in.

All About Winning, Losing And Taking Part

Laura Krippner | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Parents
Laura Krippner

My three children are all sporty. They run which means cross-country in the Winter and athletics in the Summer. My daughter plays netball, volleyball, hockey and rugby. My sons play rugby and football. They are all competitive in their various sports which spills over into other aspects of life.

How To ACE Your Fears

Cai Graham | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cai Graham

The Fight or Flight fear is the one that we are able to recognise all too easily. Examples are - the fear of deep water or heights. This is the fear that protect you from 'harm' - it's your survival instinct. The warning signs are, tightening of the chest, quickening of the breath and that sense of panic.

Your Self-Confidence Affects Your Child

Cai Graham | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents
Cai Graham

Building self-esteem doesn't always come naturally - which is OK. But I believe that just like learning a new language - it can be taught. This does not happen overnight - we just have to start and take it one day at a time.

Tools To Beat Bullying

Cai Graham | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Parents
Cai Graham

Bullying is all about an abuse of power. The bully gains their power by controlling and terrorising others. By removing that 'fear' the person being bullied can take back their control.

Parenting Through The Tough Stuff

Michelle Goodwin | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Parents
Michelle Goodwin

Parenting through a mental illness is by far the toughest thing I have ever had to do. Dealing with postnatal depression after the birth of my second child was really tough and something I am still struggling with now 20 months later. On days I feel emotionally and physically weak, I still have to get up, still need to feed the children and still be a mum

Lazy Games For Lazy Parents

Cassie Pearse | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Parents
Cassie Pearse

One of the upsides of our extended trip away is that we get loads of time to spend with our kids. And, yeah, you guessed it, one of the downsides is loads of time to spend with our kids. They're still small (4.5 and almost 3) so there is a limit on how much they can entertain themselves, or each other.

Do You Suffer From 'Mum Guilt'?

Roxanne Louise | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Parents
Roxanne Louise

I believe as parents we are programmed to feel more guilt towards our children, it's important so we can love and raise our precious creations well. So, although it can be positive, the 'mum guilt' I have experienced in the past and still sometimes do now is RIDICULOUS.

20 Things To Avoid When Parenting A Teenager

Cai Graham | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Parents
Cai Graham

As our children grow up everything, starts to change. No sooner do we start feeling confident that we have this 'parenting-lark' sussed - that the goalposts start moving. Here are some pointers: helping you and your teen navigate adolescence.

Where Do You Go To Get Great Parenting Advice?

Katie Woodland | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents
Katie Woodland

They can both be super helpful when you need a quick fix of information to deal with a situation in the here and now, but using these to radically transform the way your family is interacting...

Eight Things I've Learned Being A Twin Mum

Hayley Saunt | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents
Hayley Saunt

Our beautiful, determined, cheerful, bold, stubborn, adorable twins turned two this month. Two years of our world being turned upside down in the very best way possible.

Raising Empowered Kids: The Ultimate Toolkit

Melody Pourmoradi | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Parents
Melody Pourmoradi

One of my favorite parts of being a life and wellness coach is the great privilege I have of showing our younger generations how incredibly powerful they are. My definition of a powerful or empowered child, is one that can use their mind to create harmony, happiness and success in their lives, whatever that may mean for them.

When You Just Can't Cope With Your Child Anymore...

Katie Woodland | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Parents
Katie Woodland

The second thing you need to do is to stop listening to everyone else telling you that you did this, that, or the other thing wrong. You can't change the past (well unless you have a time machine and if you do then I'd love you to give me a call there's a few things I'd like to erase).