BEHAVIOUR AND PARENTING

Parenting The Older Child & Adolescent

From the Child’s perspective As children become independent, develop socialisation skills, and negotiate their peer groups, they will develop self evaluation skills that can affect their emotions and self esteem. Many older children will find these emotions difficult to manage, and this can lead to behaviour challenges. Home should be a place to recharge the […]

Managing The Toddler And Small Child

Introduction    Guidelines to managing the Toddler. This section will primarily deal with the parenting challenges presented by the young child.  The most common concerns that parent’s have include: 1. Tantrums  2. Lashing out at siblings or others 3. Crying repeatedly All these behaviours to a certain degree are normal responses to frustration. Tantrums in […]

Parenting Discussion

Parenting is not easy. It requires patience, calmness (at least on the outside) and the rewards will take time.  Our World nowadays consists of fast fixes, easy solutions, and information at our fingertips, and advice from social media, whether we want it or not.  Applying this to parenting is destined to fail. Often I have […]

Behaviour Disorders, Where to Start

  What is a disorder ? Behaviour disorder is also referred to as a child mental health disorder or neurodevelopmental disorder. It means that the problem affects the child at home, school and in most situations. The child has difficulties getting through the day. This is when compared to similar aged peers. Briefly these are […]

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