Parenting Ideas

Parentingideas offer positive parenting tips on child development for raising children & teenagers to be happy and resilient and building strong families. This week's Insights articles:   

How to change your parenting for the teenage years  
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12 Essential Coping Strategies (Booklet)
10 confidence-building ideas
10 ways to get kids in a good mood

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Previous Insights:
Supporting a highly sensitive child  
What to do when life feels overwhelming 
Parenting introverts and quiet kids  
Building and maintaining school belonging   
Teaching kids to be kind  
Principles for savvy parenting in a digital world  
Connecting with your kids  
Does NAPLAN help children succeed academically?  
A Mother's Day message for dads  
A parenting style for the ages
Growing up is not straightforward  
Explaining scary world events to our children
Helping kids build lasting happiness   
How to help your child be a good friend  
Building strong working relationships with teachers  
Helping kids settle back into school  
Managing school stress during the pandemic
Turn your anger around without yelling  
Parent self-care matters
Respond honestly to dishonesty   
Screen time habits for good eye health
How birth order knowledge helps parents  
Helping you family manage uncertainty  
Successfully transitioning students back to school
The power of sorry
Helping siblings resolve their disputes
What kids learn from their fathers
Exposing kids to challenges helps prevent anxiety in later life
How to manage stress caused by exams and upcoming events
Everyday resilience lessons for kids
In praise of fathers: the place of the modern dad  
Building resilience during the COVID pandemic  
Prioritising mental health in the digital world  
The language of respectful relationships
Nurturing young boys' friendships  
The perks and pitfalls of being born first
Riding the COVID Waves  
Use your words Dad  
Establishing digital boundaries for a good night's sleep
Anxiety requires understanding
Common sense strategies for raising girls
On time, every time
Why family rituals really matter  
Parenting for emotionally healthy kids
Teaching consent to children and teenagers
What it means to be an emotionally intelligent parent
Help kids tap into their inner resources 
How to better advocate for your child on the autism spectrum
Managing anxiety before it becomes a problem
Establishing digital boundries for the screen generation  
That's leadership thinking
Grandparents as carers  
Supporting boys in upper primary
Seven ways to be a positive influence on children and young people
Helping your child become the best student they can be
Making new friends and staying in touch with old classmates
When kids experience problems at school
Building deep emotional connections with kids  
Managing the Mother Load
Modelling self-kindness
The power of sorry
A flexible approach to raising kids 
Give kids a thumbs up for the right things
Parenting in challenging times 
Goodbye Primary School hello Sec School 
Hopeful kids are happy kids
Helping your child avoid being cyber bullied
Wellbeing strategies for parents
A topic you can't ignore 
Help kids tap into their inner resources
Encourage kids to occupy themselves  
Staying the course in COVID times
Maintaining strong family traditions
Standing behind difficult decisions
When kids experience problems at school 
Giving kids scripts for social and school success 
There are better questions than how much screen-time 
What kids learn from their dads 
What content are children watching 
Collaborative parenting style wins the day during COVID-19 
Conquering kids' techno-tantrums
Successfully transitioning students back to school
Charting a new course for kids post COVID-19
Establishing a personal learning centre at home
Expect more from kids in these difficult times
Successful close quarter living
Helping siblings resolve their fights
Leading the way for children during the Coronavirus pandemic
Going beyond the fishbowl
Respectfully breaking the masculinity strait jacket
Parenting in the age of disruption
Managing separation anxiety at school drop offs
Spending time with kids:  How much is enough?
Why validation is the best parenting skill of all
A taste of falafel and independence
Strengthening kids' self-esteem in a digital world
Are you asking your kids to step up?
When relationships go wrong for girls
Protecting your child's online privacy
The loss of healthy rites of passage
Refining your parenting style
Developing leadership skills in your child
How much is too much to tell our kids
Helping kids tolerate discomfort
Managing your child's anxiety
Encouraging healthy attitudes towards women
Creating healthy digital habits in kids
6 tips for parenting anxious kids
Helping children make and keep friends
Helping kids feel good by doing good
The messages all boys need to hear
Responding constructively to the Christchurch shooting
Balancing extra-curricular activities for flourishing kids
Daily lessons in resilience
Unearthing Kids Strengths
Top five strategies to improve your parenting this year
Preventing childhood bullying
Technology holiday guide for parents
Deveoping a resilience mindset
Making a smooth transition to secondary school
Why developing empathy in your child matters
Be careful who you take parenting advice from
How to stop your children from swearing
Help kids develop impulse control

Kids need good men in their lives

How do you show up for your kids

Four critical tools for kids' anxiety management 

Overcoming the curse of perfectionism

Let consequences do the talking

Five forgotten skill sets that contribute to student success

Dealing with video game crazes: Fortnite and fanaticism

Developing your child's emotional intelligence

Using screen time to foster kids wellbeing and family fun

Four reasons why your child or teen may be anxious

Fostering healthy sibling relationships

5 ways to validation: showing distressed kids you get it

Talking to kids makes them smart

What to say when kids become anxious

Helping children achieve sustained school success

Understanding your child's anxious behaviour using the ABC method

Getting the screentime balance right

Let kids off the leash for greater confidence and resilience

It's time to talk bullying and autism

Peer time counts big time towards your child's success

Exposing kids to challenges helps prevent anxiety in later life

Video Games: the good, the bad and getting the balance right

The power of gratitude for a happier life

Avoid the pitfalls of labelling kids

Parenting for Resilience

How independence-building is the pathway to your child's resilience

A parenting for independence audit 

Secrets of managing boys' behaviour

How to help kids when you think they are being bullied

Not in front of the children

Developing independence when it feels positvely risky 

The language of independence

Anxiety in Primary School Kids 

Staying relevant in a Digital World

Parenting kids through the challenges of change 

Parenting the in-between years 

Celebrate the marvel of motherhood, not parenthood! 

Fathering Daughters 

Consistency is the key

Wellbeing tips for primary school kids

What rules should you have around digital devices

Help kids change their perspective when things go wrong

How to get kids off to school on time without yelling, whining or constantly reminding

Developing independence in primary school

Moving beyond asking, "What did you do at school?"

Digital Social Skills

What it means to be an emotionally intelligent parent

Earning the right

BFF Forever: when friendships go sour

Let the consequences do the teaching

Develop a resilience mindset

Talking to children about sex: when and how

Teach kids how to solve problems

15 Healthy ways to manage emotions

Just say no to sexting 

The pitfall of using other children as benchmarks

It starts with respect

Helping kids focus in the age of distraction

Raising Mighty Boys

When things go wrong at School

When kids bend the truth

Parents and kids sport - would you please behave!

The art of sparenting

Tolerance: a vital ingredient for your child's success

10 mindsets that will radically improve your parenting

Five ways to know you are over-parenting 

Helping kids deal with rejection 

Why effective learning starts with a good night's sleep

Bully-proofing kids 

Parenting in the digital age

It's not okay to be away...nor to be late to school

Developing your child's social media scripts

How to move your child from worrier to warrior

The trick to being at your parenting best

Easing children's anxiety

Don't threaten, bribe or deal - breathe and act

Why is it valuable to make teens feel older?

Online Flaming 

Creating Creative Kids 

Is your Teenager Sleep Deprived

Social Skills for Children

Teen Time

10 Confidence Building Strategies every parent and teacher should know

Creating good study and work habits in secondary school

Teasing Versus Bullying 

Fathering Teenagers 

Stay sane when travelling with kids

Parents using kids as bargaining chips

Respectful Relationsips- what do you need to teach your children

The many faces of independence  

How to raise a child to be a giver

Exploring the New Frontier in Parenting

Maintain a strong relationships with your teen

Build up Frequent Father points

It's time for dads to Speak Up

Do you let your kids amaze you

Raising a critical generation

Keep children safe in public

Teach your kids about time and place