A: A calmer house is the holy grail of parenting!  While it sounds lovely, it’s also important to be realistic. Children have developing brains so have not got the ability to be calm when upset and parents get triggered and respond in ways that...

A: Children experience many fears and I’m pleased that your child has come to you with this.  I remember when I was six waking up really upset that my Nan was going to die.  She didn’t die for another twenty years, but I...

A: This is a great question because it shows that you’re considering which values work within your family.  Your parenting is hugely influenced by the parenting you received which includes the discipline you received. The first part of this to explore is, what does discipline...

Q "How can  I be a pillar of strength for my family?" This question reminds me of the teenagers I've worked with over the years. The one thing they needed from their parents was to not  crumble when they told them about the difficulties they had...

Q: Help! I need tools to help my children sleep. Functioning on little or no sleep is incredibly difficult, I remember those days well!  The reader doesn't say how old their child is, but the same underlying principles apply to sleep for all children.  Children need...